How to Make Your DC Home Comfortable and Wheelchair Accessible

Posted on October 7, 2019

Here are some ways to add wheelchair-accessible features to your DC home to make life more comfortable.

In the busy DC Metro area, it only makes sense that your home should be your sanctuary. But if you have difficulty getting around your house because of your wheelchair, then you should consider how much of a difference some wheelchair-accessible renovations can make. Here are some ways to add wheelchair-accessible features to your DC home to make life more comfortable.

Expand the Doorways

City homes, especially in the Washington DC area, can tend to be a bit smaller, which can feel cramped when trying to get around in a wheelchair. The best way to address this issue is by having the doorways widened inside your house. This small change will not affect your house’s structure, and it will be a big improvement in your ability to move freely. You won’t have to worry about bumping or getting jammed in your own doorways, which will spare you a lot of frustration.

Wheelchair Ramp

As for the main entrance of your home, installing a wheelchair ramp is a great option. A wheelchair ramp or wheelchair lift is a necessity if you are fully confined to your wheelchair because you won’t have to be trapped in your home if there is no one at hand to assist you. Even if you have some mobility outside of your wheelchair, it might be unsafe for you to try to climb the front steps of your property. A wheelchair ramp adds safety and convenience that gives you the independence to enter and exit your home.

Residential Elevator

Last but not least, a residential elevator is a significant improvement that you can make to your home. As you know, it is impossible to go up and down the stairs with a wheelchair. Rather than settle for only using one floor of your home, a residential elevator will provide you a safe and convenient way to access your entire house. There are many advanced models of home elevators, such as the pneumatic vacuum model, which saves space and energy.

Contact Signature Elevators Today!

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! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/

Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/

Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/

Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/

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