Access-A-Hut's Blog

September 25, 2009

Other tips from the wheelchair site

Filed under: Accessibility — by accessahut @ 10:06 pm

These are good ideas

“An accessible home often includes larger doorways, fewer obstacles and modified bathrooms and kitchens. For wheelchair users, ramps are a must-have modification at home. This includes the consideration of entrance width (a minimum of 32-inches for a wheelchair), perhaps with swing clear, offset door hinges. Lower counter heights are also a good idea, and many consider installing a drop leaf shelf for extra workspace. Add easy to use hardware on drawers and cupboards, as well as custom made storage systems. These minor details will end up making major differences. ”

“With a roll-in stall, opt for a shower curtain or accordion-style door, as you will find most large doors will be very impractical. The floor should have a no-skid finish and a waterproofing treatment should be done on the entire bathroom floor, as roll-in showers are notorious for poorly containing water inside the stall. ”

We will need to just have the whole bathroom be the roll in shower, and slightly lower the floor–and install curtains….

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