Wellborn's 'Active Living' Cabinets Adhere to Universal Design

By: Joey Haar - Nov 28, 2016
References: wellborn & kitchenbathdesign
Wellborn Cabinet Inc.'s 'Active Living' cabinets are built under the principles of universal design. Universal design is the idea that spaces should be created in such a way that anyone can use them, no matter the user's impediments or handicaps. As one might imagine, the kitchen is a common room that could benefit from universal design, and the Active Living series is a step in that direction.

The Active Living cabinet series includes features that make cabinets as easy to use as possible. This includes being built with smooth sliding tracks and even an inventive system that can lower overhead storage to help people in wheelchairs.

The impetus behind Wellborn's cabinetry is to encourage aging in place. The Baby Boomer demographic is aging, and they understandably would prefer to stay in their own homes rather than moving to retirement communities. The Active Living cabinets help them to remain home longer.