A well-designed kitchen enables each person to easily use and access all aspects of the kitchen. In this case, one of the homeowners has M.S., multiple sclerosis, and uses a walker and a wheelchair.
Designing with living in place in mind incorporates a sink with no cabinetry below – not shown here – to make it easy for this person to roll up to the sink and have legspace underneath for ergonomic comfort and ease of use.
Other living in place design features include:
-cabinet handles that are deep enough to grab,
-a breakfast bar to either use with the shown chairs, or for wheelchair use as well
-sufficient drawers to store regular everyday items to easily access from a walker and a wheelchair.
-Since this homeowner uses the microwave daily, a space for it was designed into the peninsula cabinetry.
We design for our clients’ individual needs by understanding their functional requirements above all.
The Covid lockdown hit right when we completed the installation. Unfortunately, we haven’t yet been able to return to get professional photos..And I wasn’t able to get the finicky glass shades on the pendant before this shot was taken.
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