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Better Living Features

The Cardinal Advantage – Better Living Features

The Cardinal Advantage means a home that fits an individual’s style and personal preferences. With Better Living Features, meet the requirements of your home buyers as their lifestyles change and families grow.

What’s Different About A Better Living Home?The hallways are wider, doorways are wider, closets are complete with bi-fold doors rather than standard swinging doors and there’s expanded space in bathrooms. Easy access bathrooms, thoughtful kitchen details and many other attributes make Better Living perfect sense for your future.

(some closets will still have pass through doors but bi-fold doors provide easier access when space is an issue)

Who Is Better Living For?

Everyone! Better Living is not just for elderly and disabled individuals, all members of the family and even guests can benefit from Better Living common-sense safety and convenience features! Read more about the benefits built in to every Cardinal Home.

How Much Would You Spend To Remodel Your Home If A Handicapped Family Member Moved In Or Your Own Physical Needs Changed?


Save money on future renovations and appliance upgrades by building wisely now.

As your family grows and changes, you may want to consider what would need to be modified in your home to accommodate a wheelchair or walker for a handicapped family member. If an in-law moved in to your home or if someone was in a car accident, you would not want to waste time and money on costly renovations!

Why Is Better Living Really Better?

Cardinal’s Better Living designs are attractive, efficient and economical. Every aspect is carefully constructed, code-approved and ready for delivery to your site. And with every Cardinal Home, we insist on only the finest building materials, fixtures and accessories – so you can count on years of comfortable, trouble free, Better Living!

Rocker style light switches
With an arm full of groceries, it’s easier to turn lights on in a room by just bumping the switch with your elbow
Light switches 45½” top of box to floor
More comfortable height for “everyone”, even toddlers can reach the lights
Wall receptacles 20″ top of box to floor
Easier on your back by not having to reach so far over to plug in items
Lever handles on doors and faucets
Ease-of-use for items that are handled over and over,
Passage doors 36″ wide, Hallways 44″ wide and Stairways 42″
Wider doors are more convenient when carrying clothes basket, sports gear, book bags, moving furniture, etc
Threshold Options
Prevents tripping for guests with walkers or on crutches
Exterior doors with glass or sidelights
Increases visibility of visitors without having to open the door and it’s easier to see guests at night.
Adjustable height closet rods and shelves
Able to arrange closets to accommodate height of user
Roll-out shelf in base cabinets
Makes it easier to reach items, with no need to strain when pulling items from cabinets
Various height kitchen counters available
Working in kitchens easier for all ages and heights, and one can be seated while using counter space for projects. Children can easily help mom or dad!
Grab bars and reinforced walls
Wall reinforced for grab bars around tubs and commodes to lend stability when taking a shower and aide in getting up and down from the tub area.
Hand-held shower
Whether a child is too short to receive the benefits of a standard showerhead or health issues make sitting preferable, this device benefits everyone in the family.
Shower Seat/Bench
Whether it’s a seat for shaving legs or just another way to incorporate relaxation into a daily chore, a seat or a bench in the shower has multiple functions in which everyone can enjoy.
Spacious bathrooms
Spacious bathrooms allow for several people to “get ready” together in the morning and have enough room for wheelchairs and other large items
Elongated commodes
More comfortable shape
Task lighting per order
Great lighting exactly where you need it – special projects, cooking, reading, etc.

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