Build your house to be child-safe and/or senior-safe. Even if you don’t have those needs right now it’s possible you may in the future. It could also make your home more appealing to buyers if you ever decide to sell.
If safety is your number one priority you will need to build a home with fewer levels and less steps. If you must have steps make them longer and more stretched out instead of steep and close together. Then add stylish rails. The trick is to use materials that look fresh and modern instead of old and boring. With so much choice now available you shouldn’t have any problem finding rails that work well AND look fabulous.
Fences around the property, and around a pool is also a must. That way you’ll be sure that no one is wandering off when they are not meant to or putting themselves at risk of injury.
Consider building a walk-in shower with a fashionable looking sitting bench. Great for seniors and anyone who likes their life a little easier. Capping the hot water temperature to a fixed level will provide peace of mind to you and ease for those you love.
Using non-slip flooring materials throughout the house makes a lot of sense and can look incredibly stylish depending on the materials you use. Talk to your home builder about what options are available.
When installing fixtures and fittings in your home make sure they are suitable for everyone. If considering seniors make sure they are easy to turn on and off and are well accessible. If little people will be running around you will need to plug socket protectors in all your power points.
And lastly, good lighting is pretty essential if you want to reduce falls or accidents in the home. A dimmer switch will give you the choice of what brightness of light is most needed at different times of the day. Nightlights are fabulous too and prevent residents and guests from running into things in the middle of the night.