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High Style, High Function, High Accesibility

Thanks to our good friends at UniversalDesign.com we were introduced to the gorgeous work of the Italian furniture company Snaidero. Snaidero has designed a fully customizable, modular, wheelchair accessible kitchen called Skyline Lab. It’s available in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and configurations to suit your style and meet your needs.

The Skyline Lab Kitchen by Snadeiro

“The ergonomic design of the main work surface hugs the user, providing easy access to multiple elements at once,” says UniversalDesign.com.

“A simple turn of the open carousel storage brings often used items into reach range, while the under counter storage can be rolled out of the way to provide knee clearance. Wheelchair users can easily reach items in the bottom of the shallow sink, and all shelving units contain pull-out shelves designed to be accessible from a seated position. The cooktop has front located controls, and the drawer dishwasher boasts a large easy-to-grip handle. A pullout shelf mounted underneath the oven provides an extra work surface and the perfect place to rest a hot dish. Snaidero also offers a wheelchair accessible pedestal table so your stylish new kitchen can have a fully coordinated look.”

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“When designing your kitchen, the focus should always be on the correct sizing of each area, the attentive study of accessories and the in-depth analysis of all operative requirements. These considerations will help you plan a kitchen space that will let you and everyone in your household extend their range of action, move without any constraints and improve their reach.” – Snaidero Blog

Admit it, this kitchen is gorgeous!

Raising The Bar, err, The Wall

Like the idea of walk-in bath tub but hate the look? Fret no more! Kohler has raised the bar (so to speak) for accessible bathing with their Elevance™ rising wall bath. It’s designed so that you can easily sit down as soon as you enter the bath. It has a chair height seat, integrated grab… Continue Reading

Personal mobility devices, like wheel chairs and scooters, give millions of people with varying degrees of ability a sense of freedom. Now a new generation of devices are coming off the drawing board starting with the revolutionary Segueway. Honda’s U3X kicks it up a notch. Lightweight and easy to ride it makes it highly portable.… Continue Reading

Accessible Master Bathroom with Universal Design features Designed to accommodate persons with reduced ambulatory mobility and for changing needs over time this is the master bathroom of the Green Mountain Ranch. Comfort Height Toilet, Fold Down Grab Bars and more Recessed track with a removable plate on one end to add the lift if needed.… Continue Reading

Before: this bathroom layout meant Katie needed assistance. Ken Bryan owner of KBC, Inc. did the design and remodel of this bathroom to allow their client’s daughter, Katie,  greater accessibility and privacy.  Her bedroom was an addition to the house done by by her father when she was 12. Over the years, Katie desired more privacy… Continue Reading

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