Nearly 1 billion people worldwide consider themselves disabled.
Around 10% of that population needs a wheelchair, either full or part-time.
If you’re one of those individuals who are looking to purchase a handicap accessible house, you may wish to consider designing and building the house yourself.
In this blog post, we’ll go over why it is better to build a handicap accessible home. Rather than it is to purchase one from another handicapped individual.
Read on for more information and get that much closer to your dream home!
1. The Handicap Accessible House May Not Be Accessible in the Way You Need It to Be
By this point in your life, you know that every disability is different. Even two people who have the same diagnosis or have suffered from similar accidents often behave or present symptoms in varying manners.
If you purchase a home from someone else, their home may not be accessible in a way that will meet your needs as a disabled individual. Their home was likely customized for them, meaning you’ll still likely have to do renovations in order to create the space you need.
With renovations in addition to the cost of the house, it might become almost unaffordable. If renovations are extensive, it would be easier just to design a home from scratch.
2. It’s Ready the Moment You Move in
A home that’s accessible for someone else may not be ready by move in. This is because you may need to do extensive renovations to get the house to be exactly as you would like it.
A home that’s been custom-built for you is one that you’re involved in, from the designing process to the hardware on your cabinets.
As such, you’ll know exactly when it’s time to move in. You won’t have to wait a second longer once it’s finished.
3. You Don’t Have to Compromise on Other Features
Want a handicap accessible home and a big yard for your dog? Do you want a handicap accessible home and a jacuzzi tub? How about a pool for the backyard?
If you purchase a handicap accessible home, you may be limited in the other features. This is because your choice is already relatively narrow. You may have to give up other things that you would have loved to have in your house, but need to compromise on.
With a custom-built home, you don’t have to decide on one or the other: you can have your backyard fountain and a house that’s fully accessible to your needs.
Are You Ready to Get Building?
If you’re ready to build the handicap accessible house of your dreams, contact New Legacy Homes. We’re ready to assist you to make your dreams a reality. In fact, we hope to exceed your expectations.
Ready to start the process? Contact us today.