Disabled Friendly Homes: Ideas to Modify Your Place

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The world is becoming more diverse and inclusive, which means that we need to be conscious about how our actions affect others. A great way of showing this responsibility in everyday life is by making sure the environment you create for your loved ones includes accessibility features like ramps or grab bars on bathroom counters.

Also, remember not only who needs these accommodations but what they need them as well! What’s important when designing a home? I am glad you asked – here are some considerations:

They can move in the house comfortably

One of the most important things to consider when caring for disabled family members is what their needs will be at home. If they are in a wheelchair, then an easily accessible bathroom and kitchen with appliances spaced out enough for them should be installed near where you’ll find these items (elevated counters or countertops).

It’s also handy if there’s somewhere nearby that can serve as both living room and bedroom; otherwise, your loved ones may end up sleeping elsewhere because it feels more comfortable than staying inside all day long!

There should be enough space for them between bed and the wall

Your disabled loved ones may be bed-bound, so make sure there’s enough space for them between the bed and a wall. People in this situation need room to move around their wheelchair – otherwise they could hit furniture or walls which would cause injury!

Toilets should be accessible

Disabled-friendly homes should have toilets that disabled people can easily access without having to clamber over the top of a bathtub in order to get into it. Most disabled people use raised toilets with disabled-friendly showers, so it would be beneficial to have a shower close enough to the toilet that disabled people don’t have to walk too far.

There should be two-way switch

A two-way switch is a great choice for people with disabilities. It can be flipped up and down without having to reach over a table or go under one, making it much easier on those who have difficulty moving around as they might do if there was just an ordinary light turned off this way!

A light switch should work like any other – flip the higher number side out first so you don’t confuse them when operating your new device in future rooms of yours throughout home ownership.

Shelves should be of adjustable heights or pull-out style

For disabled people who use wheelchairs, adjustable shelves are a great feature because they can be set at just the right height for convenience. Standard shelf heights are too high making it difficult or even impossible to reach into with one’s chair!

Parking area should be larger

Disabled people should always be given a close parking spot to keep them safe, especially in inclement weather. When it’s raining or snowing outside and they need assistance getting around the building.

Disabled drivers can request that someone bring their own vehicle so you don’t have an extra set of hands at risk from cold temperatures while walking down your driveway!

Bottom line

People with disabilities often find themselves in a difficult position. They’re not able to work and they struggle at times, especially if their needs aren’t being met by family members or the government so it’s important that you put your disabled loved ones first!

In addition, remember that everyone has limitations but don’t treat them any differently from non-disabled people because this will only make things worse for both parties involved as well as those around him/her who witness this behavior on either side.


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