Housing for life is good design for people of all ages. With a little thought and planning, safety, security and flexible features can be incorporated into most houses. Model houses have been including renovated and a newly constructed houses. At first glance, both seem no different to any other home. What does make them different is their built in flexibility allowing for future adjustments, modifications or alterations to be made with minimal disruption and cost.

Each home can be quickly and easily modified to suit anyone from a young family to an older person. This gives residents greater choice because it allows them to stay in their home for much longer and with greater comfort and safety. While it is more economical to incorporate these features in a new home, it is still a very practical exercise to modify an existing home. Typical features in a “house for life” are: