The large composite back deck meets up with a concrete ramp that extends around the side of the house.
The concrete extends around the side of the house, and is ramped up to the front entrance.
The bbq is angled into the corner of the deck, and the homeowners have built open countertops to make getting food on and off the bbq easier, creating an accessible workspace.
A great accessibility idea, the eavestrough flows underneath a grate in the sidewalk so there is no need to maneuver around downspouts.
A makeshift plywood walkway leads to the greenhouse area as the homeowners wait to extend the paving stone walkway.
Large pots line each side of the greenhouse.
The level transition between concrete and composite decking makes for easy wheeling!
Master bath has a wheel in shower, and wheel under sink, with low pull out drawers beside the sink, and in the pantry.
Large ceramic tile in the bathroom meet up to small tile in the shoower with no height difference between the 2. The shower floor slopes slightly from all sides toward the drain. Ceramic tile is used to line the shower stall.
The spacious bedroom is floored in laminate, and contains an emergency exit to the back deck. The bathroom is located conveniently close to the bedside.
Master bedroom / patio door
The wheel in closet has a shorter clothing bar for the homeowner who uses a wheelchair, as well as a higher one for a taller person. There is plenty of room for turning and maneuvering, and the pocket door is an added bonus!
The dining room table is homemade, has a laminate surface, and has a pedestal base that is recessed far enough in that it does not pose an accessibility issue.
The wide front door adds to the accessibility of the home, but the lip at the door plate can be challenging for someone with limited arm mobility, as well as for someone carrying parcels or bags on their lap.
Spaious front entrance with laminate flooring
The door to the back deck hosts a fairly significant drop onto the deck, which is not a huge issue for the homeowner, but could pose an accessibilty problem for someone with less mobility.
The large u-shaped kitchen is great for accesibility. The counter height ijs lower than standard. The oven is low, and built into the wall, and the wheel under stove top is built into the counter.
The countertop stove has the controls placed near the front to avoid the need for reaching over hot elements to adjust heat settings.
The homeowner has chosen to not lose storage space under the sink, and instead sits sideways while using it. One regret is having the dishwasher placed too far away from the sink.
Wheel under counter space is a great accessible work area. An electrical outlet placed just underneath, at the front gives easy access for plugging in appliances.
This wheel in pantry is every homeowner's dream, and it helps make up for omitted storage under kitchen workspaces.
The laundry / sewing room has an accessible folding area that doubles as a sewing table. Front load washer and dryer work well for laundry tasks.
The homeowner uses her elbow to work the sewing machine pedal, leaving both hands free to guide the material through.
The living room opens into the dining room / kitchen area. Hardwood runs throughout all 3 rooms. During the building process, compensation wasn't made for the difference in flooring thicknesses and a sub floor had to be added under the hardwood.
The fireplace is controlled by a switch on the wall.
The office area is floored in laminate, and has a wraparound desk with a large naneuverable area underneath, as well as a second desk. Low windows add light and view.
This indoor lift was created by the homeowners, and uses the platform and motor from a stair climber lift.