The current mantra in designing homes is “tear down those walls!” Open floorplans are must-haves because they accentuate the casual living environment that consumers crave.
Some ADA accessibility rules changing in 2012
Some changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act go into effect beginning March 15, 2012.
Some changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act go into effect beginning March 15, 2012. For example, under the original standards, one van-accessible parking space was required for every eight accessible parking spaces. The new rule calls for one for every six spaces. Another new rule requires new or altered buildings to have light switches and thermostats mounted 48 inches above the floor, instead of 54 inches.