Saturday, December 15, 2012

Universal Design Kitchen - Designing For Different Abilities

   Whether you're remodeling due to a disability or just planning for the future, keeping safety and accessibility in mind is always AK's policy. Kitchens can be remodeled with ease of use, sanitation and improved lighting in mind. Ranges with stove controls at the back may be dangerous for an older person with limited mobility who must reach over a hot cooktop to turn off a burner. Your safety is AK's first concern when analyzing home modifications for aging-in-place.  As a CAPS (certified aging in place) remodeler, we are fully qualified to handle home modifications on a need basis, from ramps for wheelchairs and motorized scooters to multiple features for making everyday activities easier for the aging population.
   AK designed a kitchen remodel in Woodstock, Georgia for a client who had limited mobility. Not only did she want her disability to be designed for, but also her great sense of style! Universal design and aging in place does NOT mean frumpy. Just look at this kitchen after! 

Before
 






After
Stunning & Functional - The Perfect Combination


 Dropped Cooktop - Knobs In Front






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