Making renovations to existing, inaccessible homes will burn a hole in your wallet. Just ask the World Health Organization! They stated that renovations are 22 times more expensive than implementing accessible features at the start of a new build.
So, if renovations are so costly, why aren’t designers building homes with accessibility in mind from the beginning? It sure would save a lot of time and money.
We aim to design homes that are accommodating to everyone by collaborating with architects from the start, thus reducing the need for future renovations.
Source: WHO Housing and Health Guidelines page 72