Accessible Kitchen Design.
There may be a number of reasons why you have decided that an accessible kitchen is a necessity in your home.
It is important to understand the fundamental problem before a solution can be found.
Typically we find:
Such as Alzheimer's or Dementia may mean that a less cluttered environment is now needed requiring an accessible kitchen design to make the best use of available space.
Whereby additional handrails are now necessary to facilitate movement around your kitchen in order to increase safety.
For wheelchair users, the height of work surfaces and kitchen units is key meaning fixed height or adjustable height units maybe required in order to make daily life easier.
Is where the careful selection kitchen handles can come into play. Similarly you should also consider lever taps for your kitchen sink if you find that your ability to grip is weaker than it once was.
Finally considerations towards an accessible kitchen design for the visual impaired can help promote independent living.
Through the careful selection of fixtures and fittings, use of colours, textures and lighting can all make a significant difference to a person with poor eyesight.
Once it is understood what the underlying problem is then it is possible to explore the various solutions, a number of which we have articulated in our guide to accessible kitchen design ideas.