Designing and building a home that meets the accessibility needs of its occupants is a multi-step process. Overlooking even the smallest detail can spell frustration to those navigating the home in a wheelchair.
Certain qualities are necessary for a door to be considered suitable for accessibility purposes.
Ease of window operation depends on size, installation location and opening and closing function.
Successfully designed accessible outdoor rooms and spaces marry function and aesthetics.
Grab bars come in many finish, material and size options. For the most part selection of grab bars comes down to cost and personal preference.
Here's how to make a kitchen accessible while also accommodating the needs of other family members.
As bathroom needs and capabilities change it's important to plan an accessible bathroom while keeping the future in mind.
Bathroom plumbing fixtures should be positioned to accommodate accessibility needs.
To meet your functional needs, it is essential to make your home wheelchair accessible. Accessibility, however, is only one project component. Your design is also shaped by many elements, such as the home’s location, lot characteristics, number of bedrooms, floor plans, architectural style, and construction cost. A successful project must address all these considerations.
There are several techniques that can be used to make an entrance wheelchair accessible. A few basic rules do apply, however, when constructing accessible ramps.