Delta is committed to helping people use water in smarter ways. Part of being smart about water in our homes is learning how to deliver it to our families and guests in ways that are safer and more accessible to all. Delta is at the intersection of water and Universal Design.
Universal Design is a principle that ensures access for anyone, regardless of age or ability. It incorporates ADA guidelines with aesthetic values for accessible living spaces that are stylish and far from institutional.
Many elements of universal design are so practical they have become common features in modern homes. For example, wide doorways and open floor plans primarily were intended to allow for wheelchair access. But beyond that accessibility concern, they have grown popular with modern families who want to multi-task while retaining a sense of togetherness.
Accessibility is a consideration throughout the home, but the two spaces that present the most challenges are also the two spaces where we use water the most: the kitchen and the bathroom.