6 Ways to Make Your Home ADA-Friendly
Posted on Monday May 21, 2018 at 02:49PM in Tips
Most homes are typically not ADA-compliant to begin with, so custom features usually
need to be added. We’re listing the most common additions that provide
convenience for every homeowner.
for upper cabinetry,
offered by Rev-A-Shelf, make hard-to-reach items more accessible. Everything
stored in a cabinet can be brought down to a comfortable height.
ADA-compliant toe kick
to the bottom of your cabinet doors or access panel creates
wheelchair access to the sink area without altering the look of your cabinetry.
The cabinet doors underneath the sink area will blend in with the rest of your
cabinets but actually have an open space behind them.
The microwave may be one
of the most used appliances, so it could be helpful to move it lower. Many
people place their microwaves in the lower counter area, whether it’s in the
island or next to a larger appliance.
Having lower countertops
provides access to more areas, especially in the kitchen, where it can make
food prep easier. If there are others living in the home, you can have regular
height countertops that lower when needed.
are homeowner favorites for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry
rooms. You can find pullouts for the bottom cabinetry area, such as blind
corner storage, pull-out spice racks, or even pull-out organizers for hair
tools. You may even consider having drawers in your lower cabinet area rather
Rev-A-Shelf’s pull-out ironing board make daily tasks more doable.
Iron-A-Way’s UD-42 model meets universal design requirements for accessibility
and can be used sitting or standing.