Posted on October 4, 2018
Your Silver Spring home is where you go to feel comfortable and safe after a long day. When injuries or disabilities occur, it should not have to hinder the comfort and safety that you feel when in the home. Being in a wheelchair can make it difficult to get around and reach all areas of your home. Here are four ways to make your Silver Spring home wheelchair accessible.
One way to make your Silver Spring home wheelchair accessible is to build a ramp at the entrance of the home. This makes it so that you don’t have to worry about climbing any stairs to access your home. If your home isn’t big enough for a ramp, there are also vertical platforms that can be installed.
Most homes have at least one stairway and two floors. Because of this, being in a wheelchair can make it really difficult to get from floor to floor. A home elevator eliminates this hassle and makes traveling between floors as simple as pushing a button. New technology is making it possible for elevators to easily be built in homes, such as the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator which requires no pulley system!
Being in a wheelchair shouldn’t mean that you only have access to certain rooms in your Silver Spring home. Widening small doorways makes it so that you can easily enter any room that you would like to. It can also be helpful to lower door knobs and handles to make them easier to reach.
The two rooms in your home that should most be made wheelchair accessible are the kitchen and bathroom. Bathrooms can be very challenging for someone in a wheelchair, so it’s important to adjust them accordingly. A walk-in bathtub or a lower shower can help make it safer and more comfortable for those in a wheelchair. For the kitchen, the countertops and appliances can be lowered to make them easier to reach.
Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood-paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Contact us at (301) 251-1658 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are: