Oftentimes, the bedroom is an area in the home that is neglected when modifications are being made for handicap accessibility. Through our years of working to make life more beautiful and functional for our clients, we have found that the solutions most individuals come up with for making the bedrooms more accessible is simply removing furniture to allow access for a wheelchair or walker. By changing flooring, widening doorways, installing built ins that take into account movement throughout that room, and including a closet to store equipment are all factors that should be considered when designing the functionality of your bedroom.
There are many things to consider when planning a renovation for disability in the bedroom.
- Flooring material
- Room angles for maximum mobility (For example most wheelchair clients prefer a 5 foot turn radius)
- Closets for storage of equipment
- Widened doorways
- Lowered storage and shelving