In a custom home design, one can create a home that perfectly fits one’s own lifestyle. When looking for a regular house, in some instances, what you will find will not fit your criteria. This is definitely true if you or a family member live with a physical disability, as most houses are not accessibility-friendly. With a custom home that you can tailor to anyone’s needs, you can create a handicap-accessible home of your very own. Read on to learn more!
The first point of importance in a handicap-accessible house is the entryway. The transition from entry to the indoors has to be as smooth as possible, with a route outside that will safely lead to the driveway. A reliable custom home builder from Robin Ford Builders can build an accessible entryway design seamlessly into the new construction plan.
One-Level Home Living
One-level, open plan home living is ideal for those that need or might have to travel by wheelchair. If a family member of yours uses a wheelchair, the home must have a minimum of about a five-foot radius at any given moment so the individual can turn around 360 total degrees. A single floor plan with an open layout will avoid the need for anyone to navigate stairs or other tight spaces.
Lowered Counters with Plenty of Leg-Room
The main goal of handicap accessible home design is to let the individual live as independently as they can. Independent living includes the ability to do average everyday chores, like making meals and washing up at the kitchen sink. For any counters that the person will use the most, one should keep it lower than the average height to allow for leg room underneath to use.
Lowered Electrical Controls
Anyone who is disabled must also have quick and easy access to electrical controls, including power outlets, thermostats, electrical switches, and any other controls. Even if the homeowner doesn’t presently require a wheelchair, it might be a good idea to position them lower for any potential needs in the future. The same can be said for any showers and toilets in every bathroom of your custom home.
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