A voluntary certification program, EasyLiving Homes features make a home more livable for homeowners and visitors in all seasons of life: first-time homebuyers, young families, career professionals, active adults and those living with temporary or long-term disabilities. Whether it is strollers, grocery carts, wheelchairs, 330-pound football players or heavy furniture and equipment, all will move easily and safely in an EasyLiving Home.
EasyLiving Home features include:
Easy Access with a step-free entrance from a driveway, sidewalk or other firm route into the central living area.
Easy Passage because the exterior door that provides the step-free entrance and EVERY interior passage door on the main level (including bathrooms) is at least a 3’0″ or 2’10″ door, or a 2’8″ pocket door, or other solution that provides 32 inches of clear passage space. Non-passage closet doors are not required to meet the 32 inch clear passage standard, but this can be an added advantage where feasible.
Easy Elements means thoughtful placement on electric outlets, place higher on the wall for easy reach. Use of latch handles on all doorways and many other features including lower counter heights.
Easy Use because the main floor includes a kitchen, an entertainment area, a bedroom, and at least one full bathroom with sufficient maneuvering space . . . all on the main floor.