Handicapped Accessible – Universal Design Home

Handicapped accessible, ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant, accessible design, handicapped design and other names were used in the past to describe various concepts of today’s Universal design home. Universal design is the current terminology used to describeADA compliant homes designed with features that make these homes user-friendly to the handicapped. Even if you are not handicapped today, it makes sense to consider designs that provide faster and easier access to various rooms in your home. Universal design compliant home plans simply make sense for everyone by providing an enhanced home living environment. The most important aspect of Universal design is that it does not have to be unattractive or suitable only for people with disabilities. Our Universal design floor plans include features that make sense for everyone:

No-step entry

Easy to navigate handicap ramps into the home are achieved by sloping the garage floor and all door entry pathways to create no-step paths into the home through ADA compliant doors.

One-story living

Kitchens, dining areas, bathrooms and sleeping areas are all located on one handicap accessible and barrier-free level.

Wider doorways

ADA compliant doors are 32 to 36 inches wide to allow standard wheel chairs to easily pass through. But not just wheelchairs! Wider doors also make it easier to pass through the door any large items including furniture, large loads of groceries or any other bulky or large items!

Wider hallways

ADA compliant hallway widths of 36 to 42 inches allow easier passage of both people and large items like furniture, appliances etc..

Extra floor space

You spend a great amount of time in the kitchen and in the bathroom, so why be cramped? Our ADA compliant kitchens and bathrooms will improve ergonomics and your every day enjoyment of these frequently used spaces.

Wet rooms and no-step showers

Wet room is characterized by open shower with a gently sloped floor without any borders or steps to overcome and ADA compliant doors 32” to 36” or wider.

Blocking in bathroom walls

Bathroom and kitchen walls have specific blocking to allow for easy installation of optional ADA compliant handrails at heights defined by code. It is best to have the blocking installed during the construction phase or during remodel or addition. You can always install the handrails later when needed.

Lever door handles

We always install ADA compliant door hardware and easy to use rocker light switches. These are great for people with restricted movement or poor hand strength, and they are aesthetically pleasing.

Good lighting

We recommend outstanding ADA compliant lighting throughout your Universal Design home including: kitchen, walk-in closets, bathrooms and all common areas. Good lighting makes sense and properly located and easy to access switches are appreciated by everyone.

Walk in tub and shower

This form will help determine the best walk in tub or shower design. The more information you provide – the better design we can make for you. 

Bathroom Layout

Which Walk In Tub Company Is Right For you?

By providing us with as much information as you feel comfortable with we will be able to better match the walk in bathtub company that will fit your needs.




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Phone Number

 

Layout 1 Layout 2 Layout 3

 

Which of the images above best matches the layout of your current bathroom? (required)


Which side of the bathtub or shower has the fixtures?

Left Right Back 

What are your bathroom measurements?

Bathtub/shower width: inches

Bathtub/shower height: inches

What are your door measurements?

Width of exterior door: inches

Width of interior door: inches

Width of bathroom door: inches

Additional Notes/Comments

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For more in-depth information on custom Universal design homes designed on your lot using handicap accessible Universal design rules please visit:

http://universaldesign.com/newsletters.php?newsletter_id=61

http://www.aarp.org/families/home_design/a2004-03-23-whatis_univdesign.html

 

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