Aging-in-place as well as those with disabilities require design sensitive solutions to allow them to function adequately within the home.  Uninterrupted and level access from the street to the home, bathroom and kitchen design, proper door hardware selection and widened hallways are just some of the elements that require thoughtful attention.

Access and usability at bathrooms for aging-in-place or those with disabilities are designed with features like roll-in showers, grab bars, hand-held shower fixtures and toilets with higher than the regular toilet seats 

Bathroom sinks designed to allow for a wheelchair.  Critical dimensions are needed to address the heights to the top of bowl, the height to the underside of the counter and the heights of the faucets and mirror.  Although we have these constraints, the results can be very beautiful.  This design includes a salvaged chunk of fir from the property and maintained the live-wood edge.

ADA door levers allow easy access for those with grasping difficulties

departure:  architecture interiors planning llc