Kitchens the Most Important Room of the House
Dr. Rosemary Rossetti calls the kitchen “the most important room of the house”. I agree. Can you imagine not being able to use your own kitchen? That’s why it’s important for this area of a home to be easily accessible, even if you are physically disabled. Fortunately, many designers out there are trained in Universal Design and with a talent to remodel a kitchen to make it wheelchair accessible.
This list could help you to get an overview of the components of a wheelchair accessible kitchen.
- Position of food prep, cook surface, sink, and refrigerator:
- Wheelchair turning diameter
- Height and structure of cabinets
- Space under the sink for a wheelchair
- Counter height
- Type of refrigerator