With the current state of the economy, people have begun to think long-term when it comes to their homes. Some people are incorporating Universal Design features in their new homes right from the very beginning. Other people are deciding to stay where they are and remodel their homes because moving to a new house as needs change is no longer a viable option. The bottom line is that homeowners are carefully considering how their purchasing decisions will affect their future.
This trend of “buy once; buy right” applies not only to the design of the house, but also to the quality of the products in the house. Making a wise choice and a smart purchase does not necessarily mean spending less. While cost is a definite consideration, equally important are durability, reliability and security, all of which equate to value. People are looking for quality products that will last a long time and be able to accommodate a wide range of ages and needs.