In your custom home design, you could create a home that perfectly fits your own lifestyle. While looking for a normal house, in a few instances, what you will find won’t fit your criteria. This is most definitely true if you or a family member lives with a physical disability since most homes aren’t accessibility-friendly. With a custom home that you can build to anyone’s needs, you are capable of creating a handicap-accessible home of your own. Read on to learn how this is possible with the help of Cedar Square Homes!
The first point of importance for handicap accessible custom homes is the entrances. The transition from the entry to the indoors has to be very smooth, with a route outside that will safely lead to your driveway. A dependable custom home builder from Cedar Square Homes can create an accessible entryway seamlessly into your new construction plan.
One-Level Custom Home Living
One-level, open-plan house living is great for those that need or may have to travel by wheelchair. If a family member of yours is in a wheelchair, then the house must have a minimum of a five-foot radius at any given moment so the individual can turn around 360 degrees total. A single-floor plan with open layouts will avoid the need for anybody to navigate stairs and other tight spaces.
Low Counters with Lots of Leg-Room
The primary goal of handicap accessible home design is to let the individual live as independently as they can. Independent living includes the ability to perform average everyday chores around the house, like making meals and washing the dishes at their kitchen sink. For counters that people will use the most, consider keeping them lower than the average height to allow for leg room underneath it.
Lowered Electrical Control Panels
Anyone who is disabled has to also have easy and quick access to electrical controls, and that includes power outlets, thermostats, switches, and other electrical controls. Even if the homeowner does not presently need a wheelchair, it is still a good idea to position them lower for possible needs in the future. The same can be said for toilets and showers in each bathroom of your custom home.
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