The world has come a long way in terms of accommodating those with disabilities. This includes the area of home design as well. Architects and home builders are increasingly looking at aspects such as single-story floor plans and wide, wheelchair accessible doorways, hallways, and rooms to make houses more accessible for those with disabilities.
In addition to designing homes with disability assistance in mind from the outset, there are also certain home remodeling ideas that can make an existing home more convenient and livable for the physically challenged. If you are a homeowner who is handicapped, you will find that there are more options than ever for making your home easier for you to enjoy.
General Principles of Remodeling for the Physically Challenged
When you are handicapped, this will typically take the form of having less mobility and flexibility. This means that the conveniences that are easy for most of us to reach or use in a home must be made more accessible.
You may be confined to a wheelchair in which case you need wide hallways and doorways and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. If you have crippling arthritis, you'll want to have any twist faucets replaced in the kitchen or bathroom with handles you can more easily push back or pull forward to operate. A shallow sink would also help, so there will be space underneath for someone in a wheelchair to pull right up to the sink to reach all parts of it.
Ensuring that cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom and any other rooms are low enough to be reached is also important. The problem of reaching to the back of deep cabinets can be solved with pull-out shelving. Your kitchen can be equipped with countertops at various heights to accommodate people of different disabilities in your home.
Your Handicap Accessibility Design Specialists
We are Kitchen Krafter in Ocean Township, New Jersey, and our design specialists excel at making homes more user friendly and convenient for the disabled. Whether you need work on your hallways, cabinets, countertops or anything else, we've got you covered. From our Ocean Township location, we serve customers throughout Monmouth County and beyond.
Our award-winning home remodeling company specializes in making kitchens and baths exactly as you want them. Our designers have a process they follow that enables them to make the most of any budget, so they can help make your house continue to serve your needs through disability or infirmity from age. We all want to be independent for as long as we can throughout our lives, and at Kitchen Krafter, we can help you do that. Glowing testimonials from clients we have worked for show that we will put you first with your new home remodeling project.