Home Builders

The Livable Design Seal of Approval is an independent validation awarded to new homes that incorporate Livable Design’s inclusive, flexible and beautiful design standards. Download our program overview.

3 Levels of Approval







Core Criteria
Core Criteria
Achieve Gold
18 Builder’s
Choice Features
28 Builder’s
Choice Features
Additional 10

What are the benefits?

A home is more than just a house. For most people, a home is an investment, a place for a family to grow and where memories are created. A Livable Design home not only adds value for the families living there, but also provides builders with a differential advantage in the marketplace.



Broadens the market of potential buyers Features that appeal to a wider range of buyers for added resale potential
Provides a unique sales and marketing advantage A home that can change with your lifestyle without the need for expensive remodels
Third party approval gives buyers confidence in your product Functional home design elements that make everyday living easier
Thoughtful design elements create a livable product with the consumer in mind A home that welcomes all of your friends and family regardless of age or ability

How to Apply

After you have reviewed our program overview, please contact us for an application.


The Seal of Approval goes through a three-step process:

  1. Submit your application
  2. Complete approval checklist verifying your program selections
  3. Submit documents for review

Once Livable Design receives your submissions, reviews begin to verify compliance with the guidelines. Upon completion, the floor plan will be awarded a Seal of Approval.

Program Fees

Livable Design’s primary goal is to transform home design. We strive to keep costs to a minimum in order to promote wide-spread adoption of inclusive, flexible and beautiful home environments.

Application fee – $100 per floor plan

For a custom quote, contact us.

  • Kerrie Kelly, Interior Designer & Author

    As interior designers, the team at Kerrie Kelly Design Lab believes in, teaches and implements the design concepts created by Livable Design. It is beyond simple lighting details and kitchen layouts. Livable Design offers a lifestyle for all members of the family to enjoy and participate in a thoughtfully designed home.

    – Kerrie Kelly, Interior Designer & Author