We recently completed this wheelchair accessible kitchen. It was a fun, interesting and challenging design project for a fantastic client. As you can see from the before and after pictures below, we moved all of the features of the kitchen except the refrigerator to make the space more functional.
The sink and stovetop are designed to allow a wheelchair to roll under, and the microwave and oven are positioned to enable moving dishes to and from the counter comfortably. Over the pan drawers to the left of the stove, there are two pull-out work shelves for food preparation. The under-cabinet lighting shows off the beautiful tile and granite work, and makes the work space safer and easier to use.
Great clients, thoughtful design and awesome craftsmen made this a successful project, and shows that Aging-in-Place Design can be functional as well as artistic. As us Baby Boomers transcend into our golden years, Aging-in-Place Design is going to be a prevalent topic. Let us know if you’d like to discuss an Aging-in-Place design project.