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Residential Remodeling and Universal Design: Making Homes More Comfortable and Accessible

This comprehensive (127 pages) publication (1996) from the USHUD assists homeowners, remodelers and contractors to implement universal design (UD) features into already existing homes. It contains a description of universal design and how to install design features in each room of the home, as well as the exterior. Its appendices offer accessibility standards and other useful references and resources.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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