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Handicap Accessible Kitchens:


Handicap Kitchen RemodelThe kitchen is heart of the home and is often the main gathering place for the family. The kitchens in the accessible homes we install are designed to serve as totally accessible working areas for disabled residents, while maintaining a traditional appearance. An accessible home kitchen will aid not only the disabled, but also make the kitchen safer and easier to use for the entire family. Call Accessible Home Consultants of Cleveland, Ohio for professional assistance with your accessible kitchen needs at (440) 871-5555.

We install cabinets and countertops at a shorter than normal height, install sinks with shallow basins and single lever controls are installed for comfortable use. Cabinets can be installed with roll-under countertop space for food preparation or eating. Lower cabinets feature pullout drawers which unlike traditional cabinets enable people with disabilities to utilize the entire cabinet. Larger toe-kicks are installed so people in wheelchairs do not injure their feet. Some items to consider for accessibility are:


 

Pull-Down Shelves:


Rev-A-Shelf Pull Down  Shelves
REV-A-SHELF® PULL DOWN SHELVES
No need to drag a chair into the kitchen to reach into your wall cabinet! Pull-down shelves bring hard-to-reach items down 10" while pulling out 14-3/4" from the cabinet. This functional pullout features a unique gas assisted lifting/lowering mechanism that provides unparalleled stability through the entire range of motion and the arms lock into the down position for complete accessibility.

 

Roll Under Cook-Tops:


Wheel Chair Accessible Cook-top and Cabinets
Roll under cook-top, oven with side door and pull out shelves
Wheelchairs can easily roll under the cooktops we install so that cooking areas and controls are within reach.

 


 

Pull Out Cabinets:


Pull Out Lower Cabinets
We install Rev-A-Shelf pull-out base cabinets to make it easier to access everything in your kitchen. The base cabinet pull-outs are available in a variety of sizes to suit every need. Base cabinet organizers can also be added for easy access to everything you need in your kitchen.

 

Appliances:


Handicap Accessible AppliancesFront-mounted (vs. rear) controls on all appliances (if no small children) avoid "over"-reaching; larger knobs and large-print overlays also useful. Raised dishwasher or dish drawers for no-stoop, no-bend un/loading. Range wall oven installed with middle shelf at counter height. Microwave oven about waist-high with landing space, to avoid scalding when reaching up for too-hot containers that tip when pain hits. Side-by-side, frost-free refrigerator/freezer allows full, dual access to all cabinets.


Non-Slip Flooring:


Cushioned material such as cork or vinyl that will minimize leg fatigue for the elderly or people with leg or lower back pain. A non-slip finish will help those using crutches, a walker or wheelchair.

Lighting:


Under cabinet lighting and adding contrasting borders around the edge of rooms, counters and islands will make life easier for the cook with limited vision.

Faucets:


Use single lever style faucets that are smooth and easy to adjust. A hot water dispenser installed at the sink will make it easy to prepare coffee, tea, or soup without having to turn on the stove.

Accessible Kitchens:

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Executive Certificate in Home
Modification from the University of Southern California-Percy Andrus Gerontology Center


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