As a winner of a National Best In Senior’s Housing Award, Beaman Building and Realty, Inc. has not only demonstrated, but has also been recognized for, their knowledge of Universal Design and its inclusion into the construction of homes with accessible features. Proper design starts at the lot grading phase of the construction of each new home to set the stage for a seamless entry into the home with minimal effort. Design features such as paths of travel, passage ways, door swings, flooring surfaces, counter heights for food prep, cooking, working surfaces, personal hygiene, location of electrical devices and plumbing fixtures, as well as behind the wall blocking for safety are some of the many items that are considered. Future planning to allow for special needs can include design for easy addition at a later date for the installation of an elevator or lift. Special needs are specific to the situation, and we at Beaman Building and Realty, Inc. are sensitive to those needs and ready to be an active part in the discussion, design, and implementation of those beneficial features.