The Independence Line

The only volume builder in El Paso County delivering Universal Design features and options

Challenger Homes is proud to offer a variety of floor plans in many communities across El Paso County that accommodate Universal Design options. From ranch plans to 2-story homes, Challenger has Universal Design in a variety of home styles and price points.

Universal Design, also known as inclusive design, refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to the elderly, people without disabilities and people with disabilities.

7 Key Elements of Universal Design Planning

1Equitable Use

The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

2Flexibility in Use

The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.

3Simple & Intuitive Use

Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of user’s experience, knowledge, language skills or current concentration level.

4Perceptible Information

The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user’s sensory abilities.

5Tolerance for Error

The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.

6Low Physical Effort

The design can be used efficiently and comfortably with a minimum of fatigue.

7Space for Approach & Use

Appropriate size and space are provided for approach, reach, manipulation and use, regardless of user’s body size, posture or mobility.

How we incorporate Universal Design into our homes

New Structural Standards

Every Challenger Homes floor plan that accommodates Universal Design options will feature the followingunique structural standards.

  • Standard 3’0″ door openings on the main level (as opposed to the industry basic 2’6” doorway)
  • Enlarged hallways for ease of mobility
Available Packages

The Simple Life Value Package provides additional accessibility throughout the entire home.

  • Lever doorknobs
  • Light switches are lowered 6"
  • Outlets placed 16” off of the floor
  • Choice of barrier-free roll-in access from front and garage entries

The Universal Bath Value Package allows you to select for either the master or secondary bath on the main level depending on the floor plan.

  • Incredibly designed shower with tile walls, mud set and flooring, handheld shower fixture and shower door with roll-in access.
  • 32.5” roll-under bath cabinet with drop in sink and matching cabinet apron or pedestal sink selection depending on the plan.
  • A door to the master bath instead of standard arched opening.
  • Designer grab bars in every bathroom that are no different than standard bath hardware, but each of these are reinforced and rated for up to 250 lbs. of force.

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To explore the many accessiblity options Challenger has to offer or to tour an Independence Line home please fill out the form below and a team member will be in touch to serve you.

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