Everyone in a home should be able to access all parts of the home, especially the most vital parts, such as the kitchen. Unfortunately, however, for many people with disabilities or mobility impairments, this is not the case.
The good news is that, when it comes to creating an ADA certified wheelchair accessible kitchen, Durham, NC residents are not without resources. They can and should turn to the professionals at Orthopedic Service Company. We pride ourselves on designing or modifying kitchens to suit the needs of the entire household. Furthermore, we can make a kitchen more accessible through simple and affordable changes that come with major benefits.
Adequate Wheelchair Clearance
In Durham, NC, ADA certified handicap accessible kitchen design can take many forms. However, we focus on the most important design elements, as well as on elements that are specifically suited to your household.
With that said, we always ensure that there is adequate clearance for a wheelchair user or other mobility impaired person to enter, move around, and exit the kitchen easily. We take the person and their wheelchair or other assistive device into account with our designs.
Kitchen appliances, such as the sink, refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, are some of the most vital parts of any kitchen. Thus, when we design or modify a wheelchair accessible kitchen, we ensure all of these appliances can be easily accessed and used safely.
This often involves lowering appliances to the proper height, providing adequate clearance underneath and around them, and selecting convenient placement. This is so they can typically all be accessed from one position.
In addition to making appliances accessible, we can also make storage easier to access for mobility impaired individuals. True handicap kitchen design means allowing for at least 50% of all storage space to be accessible.
We can lower cabinets and shelves, make them adjustable, or even install pull-out or roll-out cabinets for easier access.
Contact Us Today
As you can see, there are many ways to make your Durham, NC kitchen a more accessible, welcoming place. To learn more about these and other modifications, contact us today. We even offer free in-home assessments to get you started! With our help, your kitchen and your entire home can become more welcoming and amenable to all.