Frequently Asked Questions
How much do AD&B homes cost?
AD&B budgets approximately 5% more for our homes than typical homes. This is a based on the home price and does not include lot. For example, the additional cost is substantially less than making one entrance of an existing home accessible, so the savings of doing this up front are significant.
Do you have a model home?
We are planning a model home for 2017. For now, we have videos on our website that give you an idea of what our homes are like.
What is “accessible design?”
This is something that AD&B does, exclusively. It is barrier-free design, based on Universal Design criteria. For example, there is step-less entry into the house. Hallways and doorways are wide enough to accommodate equipment used for physical needs. There are curbless showers, easy-access cabinetry, and many other things, not seen. Yet, everything is very aesthetic.
How long have you been in business?
Our construction company, Sadler Construction, has been designing and building homes since 2002 that are fully accessible and has been in the building industry for over 30 years.
Are your homes in one particular geographic area?
Our homes are throughout the Triangle and we are expanding in other metropolitan areas along the east coast.
How long does it take to construct an accessible home?
As you may imagine, the time it takes to build is largely dependent on square footage. As for accessible design features, a lot of these features are “behind the scenes,” as we like to say. Interior walls are built for future needs which, in the scheme of things, do not add a lot of additional construction time. For example, you may want an elevator at some point, but not now. Our design accounts for that and there is space already built-in to easily accommodate an elevator.
Where can we build an accessible home?
Some of our clients have lots and land they have already purchased. Other clients ask us for help in finding lots and land. Currently, there are housing developments in the Triangle where we build and we also have working relationships with realtors who help our clients find lots and land.
If we want to build a house, will you work with our architect?
Absolutely. We also encourage you to look at our plan design company since we already have many styles and square footages in our portfolio. We usually can save you money when getting plans from Lifestage Home Design verses an architect.