Last year, nearly 30 percent of new homes in the U.S. had partial or full basements, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.
Vancouver, B.C., bans doorknobs in building code update
Switch to lever handles among changes geared toward those aging in place
The goal of making it easier for people to age in place led to amendments to Vancouver, B.C.’s building code including banning doorknobs in favor of lever handles. There are also changes to how counters and sinks are built, wider doorways and hallways, and raised electrical outlets.
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