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Two universal design home improvement projects with big benefits

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:20:21 PM

Home improvement financing can be used for a number of projects, and many savvy consumers use loans to increase the resale value of their houses.

When remodeling specific rooms or updating a property's amenities, homeowners should be careful to include features that may appeal to future buyers. A number of projects which include elements or universal design are inexpensive and can be completed by individuals easily, and could boost the price of a home.

Install rocker light switches
The design of traditional toggle light switches provides a breeding ground for unhealthy germs and bacteria, and can sometimes be difficult for people to operate with their hands full. A great alternative is the rocker light switch, which has a streamlined appearance and allows for simple use. An available upgrade to this feature is the dimmer function, which enables consumers to adjust the intensity of the light.

Replace doorknobs with handles
Many doorknob can pose a problem for senior citizens and young children who lack the dexterity to manipulate them. Those homeowners who install lever-style handles instead can enjoy not only a modern look but also ease of access to rooms.