The residential unit includes design features that are easily adjusted, added or removed to adapt to an individual resident’s needs or preferences. Adaptable design may include elements of universal and accessible design while also allowing for the possibility of concealing or removing said elements for when these functions are needed.
If or when they are needed, the changes can be made with unskilled labor, and without structural or finished material changes. Examples include built-in wide doors, knee spaces, control and switch locations, grab-bar reinforcements and more. Adaptable design includes many age-in-place features.