Getting a new home designed is a huge deal. It can be hard to find the right crew for the job. This is especially true if you have certain accessibility needs. Finding a team that will understand your personal needs and take them seriously while working with you isn’t easy. Fortunately, if you live in Toronto, Heidan Construction is the perfect solution. We have an expansive range of experiences with home design and construction and we are happy to use that to give you the accessible home design that you need.
For wheelchair users, it can be difficult to find a home that meets their personal expectations and is also wheelchair accessible. At Heidan, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your own home design desires just to access a space.
One of the first obstacles wheelchair users face is that they can’t get into the home because they’re barred by stairs. Even in single-floor homes, there is often a set of steps at the front of the home. Heidan’s team of design build experts can provide you with a design free of stairs. Homes don’t have to be on a raised foundation. By building the foundation further into the ground, we can make exterior entries nearly flush with the ground. Any slight raise can be mended with a built-in ramp.
Clearance and Height
For those in wheelchairs or who use other mobility aids, there can be additional space and height requirements.
For instance, in a kitchen, having enough space to navigate between the main counter and an island is incredibly important. Having ample space to move through a hallway is also important. For many who use mobility aids, their current homes have a tight fit in these places and many others.
Height is also an important factor in home design. Wheelchair users, for instance, may not be able to reach a standard countertop easily. Designing the kitchen to have lower counters – ones that are reachable from a sitting position – can change someone’s quality of life drastically. The same goes for shelving, cabinets, and many other parts of the home.
Our team aims for accessibility in all areas of the home. Regardless of how you move, you should be able to navigate every part of your home with ease.
If you’re looking for the best in accessible home design in Toronto, you’ve found them. We look forward to working with you to design and build a home that’s both beautiful and functional. Give us a call if you’d like to schedule a consultation. Bring with you all of your ideas and opinions on what your home should be and we’ll make it a reality.