Accessibility Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring accessibility ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.


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All About Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Learn what it takes to make room in your home for mom and dad—or members of the younger generation­—by adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

Home Safety for Seniors—What You Should Know

Keep your loved ones safe by reading these home safety tips for seniors. We detail ways to make a home hazard-free and secure from outside threats.

American Standard Walk-In Tubs Review

American Standard offers four main types of walk-in tubs to help those with limited mobility enjoy a relaxing bath. We discuss each of these products and show how American Standard walk-in tubs compare to other brands in terms of price and features.

How to Retrofit a Home for Accessibility

This Old House host Kevin O’Connor and Rick Castino from Operation Independence remodel a home for a wheelchair-enabled homeowner

A New Home for Navy Seal Bo Reichenbach

Building for America's Bravest builds a fully-accessible home in Billings, Montana, for this injured veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan

Universal Design Master Bath Redo

Reworking a cramped master bath for accessibility allows everyone room to move

Welcome Home: Joe Beimfohr

In this video, This Old House TV host Kevin O'Connor interviews Staff Sgt. Joseph Beimfohr about his accessible house from Homes for Our Troops

Welcome Home: Alex and Holly Dillmann

In this video, This Old House TV host Kevin O'Connor interviews Staff Sgt. Alex Dillmann and his wife, Holly, about their accessible house from Homes for Our Troops

Welcome Home: Justin Gaertner

In this video, This Old House TV host Kevin O'Connor interviews Cpl. Justin Gaertner about his accessible house from Homes for Our Troops.

The Veteran's Special House Project

The 35th anniversary season of This Old House TV concludes with a special project, as the crew partners with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) to build and outfit a house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, for a wounded Iraq War veteran

Video Tour: The Essex House After

A cottage in the woods gets a makeover for parents who may need special accomodations as they grow older

Make a Powder Room a Wheelchair-Accessible Bath

Using universal-design principles, you can create a bathroom for almost any unique needs.

6 Ideas for Elder-Friendly Design

Smart ways to update a home for aging in place