Disability often bars people from experiencing the things others take for granted each day. It’s not just theme parks and public events that cause problems for those with accessibility needs. Even something as fundamental as housing can be a real problem. But, it shouldn’t be! Buying a new home should mean getting a space that’s made for you, with all of your accessibility needs accounted for. And, you can’t get higher quality than disability accessible custom homes from Heidan Construction.
Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen
The average kitchen is absolutely not for someone with a wheelchair. The space is too narrow to easily maneuver a wheelchair in, the counters are too high, and so are the upper cabinets. Making a kitchen wheelchair accessible is a thoughtful task. You can’t just make the space more open for maneuverability; you have to look at everything through a new lens. Our team at Heidan Construction can do that to ensure our clients get exactly the space they need. That means a kitchen that’s both functional and enjoyable to use on a daily basis.
Mobility Sensitive Bathroom Design
There’s more to mobility accessibility than just wheelchairs. Some people use walkers or rollators. Others don’t use mobility aids in their house and would prefer a house that is the accommodation. For that reason, mobility sensitive bathroom design is a must have for any accessible custom homes.
Showers should have benches or enough space for a shower chair. Showers and tubs alike should have handrails to allow safe entering and exiting. Likewise, toilets should have a railing beside them to assist with transferring from another support or to assist with getting up again. No matter what kind of accessibility aid you need built into your bathroom, we can do it.
Something that is often taken for granted by abled people is their access to accessible emergency exits. How many different kinds of emergency exits can you think of right off the bat? Probably not many. Most of them involve climbing out of a window, using a ladder, or descending exterior stairs. Can you guess what group of people this won’t work for?
When designing your house to be accessible to all of your needs, that includes your safety needs. Adding additional exterior exits to your home, outfitted with ramps, can vastly improve your safety in the event of a fire or other emergency. We aim to keep you just as safe as any other homeowner, in ways that are often neglected during the home design process.
Comfortable Outdoor Spaces
Finally, with a nod to comfort, let’s discuss outdoor spaces – an area often ignored for people with disabilities. Comfortable outdoor spaces may include a patio, deck, or even a garden or pool. These spaces may need additional accommodations added to them, however. If you want to enjoy going outside but find yourself constantly prevented from enjoying your time out there due to society’s continual lack of accommodation, have a discussion with us and let us come up with some new ways to make your backyard a safe haven for you. We look forward to the challenge of personalizing your home exterior’s accessibility.