Wheelchair Accessible Kitchens
Wheelchair Accessible Kitchens

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Handicap Shelving Options
Handicap Shelving Options

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ACCESSIBLE KITCHENS

The kitchen can be one of the most challenging rooms in the home. With it's many cabinets, appliances, design features & different heights for so many varied activities.  

The kitchen is heart of the home and is often the main gathering place for the family. The kitchens in the accessible homes we install are designed to serve as totally accessible working areas for disabled residents, while maintaining a traditional appearance.

Accessible Kitchen Modifications

We install cabinets and countertops at a shorter than normal height, install sinks with shallow basins and single lever controls are installed for comfortable use. Cabinets can be installed with roll-under countertop space for food preparation or eating. Lower cabinets feature pullout drawers which unlike traditional cabinets enable people with disabilities to utilize the entire cabinet. Larger toe-kicks are installed so people in wheelchairs do not injure their feet. Some items to consider for accessibility are:

Kitchen Cabinets

We install cabinets and countertops at a shorter than normal height, install sinks with shallow basins and single lever controls are installed for comfortable use. Cabinets can be installed with roll-under countertop space for food preparation or eating. Lower cabinets feature pullout drawers which unlike traditional cabinets enable people with disabilities to utilize the entire cabinet. Larger toe-kicks are installed so people in wheelchairs do not injure their feet. Some items to consider for accessibility are:

For Greater Accessibility...
Pull Out Base Cabinets

We install Rev-A-Shelf pull-out base cabinets to make it easier to access everything in your kitchen. The base cabinet pull-outs are available in a variety of sizes to suit every need. Base cabinet organizers can also be added for easy access to everything you need in your kitchen.

Pull-Down Shelves

No need to drag a chair into the kitchen to reach into your wall cabinet! Pull-down shelves bring hard-to-reach items down 10" while pulling out 14-3/4" from the cabinet. This functional pullout features a unique gas assisted lifting/lowering mechanism that provides unparalleled stability through the entire range of motion and the arms lock into the down position for complete accessibility.

Appliances for Accessibility

Front-mounted (vs. rear) controls on all appliances (if no small children) avoid "over"-reaching; larger knobs and large-print overlays also useful. Raised dishwasher or dish drawers for no-stoop, no-bend un/loading. Range wall oven installed with middle shelf at counter height. Microwave oven about waist-high with landing space, to avoid scalding when reaching up for too-hot containers that tip when pain hits. Side-by-side, frost-free refrigerator/freezer allows full, dual access to all cabinets.

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Movable Up/Down Sink Cabinet

Movable Up/Down Sink Cabinet

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Side Opening Oven

Side Opening Oven

Roll-out Top at Microwave

Roll-out Top at Microwave

Speciality Hardware for Accessibility

Door & Cabinet hardware needs to be designed in a manner that is easily operated by those with disabilities, including lever size, projection from the door, etc. 

Lever Faucet Handles

As we age Handles make faucets at sinks & faucets in showers and tubs easier and safer to turn on & off.

 
Anti-Slip Vinyl & Ceramic Floors

Say goodbye to slippery... 

 

Slips and falls are the #1 cause of injury in the home 

 

#1 injury-related accidents to end up in the Hospital Emergency Room 

 

1 out of 3 Seniors (33%) will fall at least once this year 

 

Most Seniors, after a bad fall, never recover 100% 

 

The average cost of a fall is $12,470 

 

 

We can significantly reduce slip & fall injuries... 

Increased Lighting

As we age the eyes need 3 times more light when we become Seniors. Added lighting in the correct locations can greatly improve one's seeing ability and one's safety. Lighting can be added to the ceiling and under the upper cabinets.

Threshold Ramps (Our most popular Ramps)

For Doorways & small height

changes from the garage into the home and to other outside doorways.

  • Rubber Ramps

  • Metal Ramps

 

 

Rubber ramps can be taken with you as you

travel for use at your destination