Accessible Kitchen Remodels
Accessible Kitchen Remodel in Anchorage
Accessible Homes Inc., Anchorage's Leading Handicap Accessibility Kitchen Remodeler
Many families find it essential to consider accessibility in designing their Anchorage kitchen because of a family member with a disability or aging family members who are experiencing some physical limitations.
Accessible Homes Inc. has specialized in creating livable homes in Alaska for over 25 years and will be able to help you achieve just that!
- Home "Accessibility" Assessment
- Accessible Design & Layout
- ADA Accessible Product Recommendations
- We have a full range of available ADA mobility products.
- We will help you find the styles of accessible kitchen appliances.
The primary considerations in kitchen accessibility are:
Space – enough open space in the appropriate parts of the kitchen to allow someone to turn a wheelchair or a scooter. Access – counter height, appliance design, and storage design that is accessible to someone with reaching, bending, or standing limitations.
Safety – think about and plan for alternative ways to do things, such as moving heavy items, reaching across cooktops or ranges, ability to reach needed items from a wheelchair.
With some research and thought you could create an accessible and stylish kitchen remodeling design that will be fully accessible and safe for family members with mobility limitations.
If you are considering remodeling your kitchen to make it more accessible, here are some necessary steps to consider:
- Raise electrical outlets from the standard height of 12 inches to 15 or 18 inches above the floor
- Wider hallways and doors (34-36 inches)
- Do not include interior steps
- The color contrast between the trim and surface of the floor
- Lever door handles, loop handle pulls on drawers and cabinet doors, touch latches or magnetic latches on cabinets
- Light switches at 36-44 inches above the floor
- Single lever water controls
- Pressure balanced anti-scald valve at sinks
- Space between the face of cabinets and walls of 48 inches or more
- Clear knee space under the sink
- Adjustable-height work surfaces (28-42 inches)
- Stretches of continuous countertops for smooth sliding of heavy items
- Install easily accessible pull-out or adjustable-height shelves in the pantry storage area
- Front-mounted controls on appliances
- Cooktop with knee space below
- Side-by-side refrigerator to allow easy access to all items
- Built-in oven with knee space beside
- Dishwasher raised on a platform or drawer unit, so the top rack is level with the adjacent countertop
- Crank operated windows
Design help is also available from organizations like the Arthritis Foundation, the MS Foundation, the Parkinson's Foundation, and agencies on Aging.
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