Kitchen Remodels

Kitchen Remodelling

There are three special considerations for remodeling a kitchen for accessibility : wheelchair mobility, work space comfort, and accessibility to cabinets and storage spaces.

1. We design your kitchen for wheelchair mobility.  This means 32″ or greater door openings, and slightly larger floor area around the sink, refrigerator, and stove or range.

2. When we remodel your kitchen we customize it your needs.  The typical height at the top of a wheelchair armrest is approximately 29″. We recommend a countertop  height between 28″ – 34″ (32″ is preferred). Accessibility Connection accomplishes this by installing cabinets approved by the American Disablity Act.

3. For a 24″ standard countertop depth, the first 16″ is considered to be easy access for the user—the remainder is useful for storage. The sink should be shallow, only 5″ to 6 1/2″ deep. Consider ASSURE, an oversized (36″ x 25-1/2″) ADA-compliant  kitchen sink  from Kohler Co. ( www.kohler.com ) that allows the cook to sit or stand while working. ASSURE features a large, comfortably deep work basin and a small disposal/prep basin in a modified apron-front design. The optional polyethylene cutting board and colander increase the sink’s versatility.

We take time to explain the components that go into safe accessible kitchen design and make recommendations on what will be best for you.  Call today to schedule your free no obligation Consultation.   (916) 202-2863

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