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Karolina lives together with her family in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 2006 and has a tetraplegia (C7). She has 12 hours personal assistance a day.

27 tips and ideas 
User at low adjustable-height counterAccessible kitchen in newly built house
Large kitchen designed for wheelchair users and the entire family
Sauna – part of the upper and lower benches removedAccessible sauna
Simple adaptation in sauna – suitable for wheelchair users
Two sinks at different heightsAdapted bathroom
Spacious and well-planned adapted bathroom for a person who uses a wheelchair and the entire family
User in laundry roomAdapted laundry room
Well-planned practical laundry room – suitable for wheelchair users
Wall-mounted grab bar next to shower chairAngled grab bar
Angled easy-grip grab bar – suitable in an adapted bathroom
Automatic wastebasketAutomatic bathroom wastebasket
Wastebasket opens without having to touch it – suitable for people with disabilities
BathtubBathtub in adapted bathroom
Ordinary bathtub in adapted bathroom – a possibility for people with disabilities
User pulls baking sheet out on telescoping trackBuilt-in wall oven in accessible kitchen
Telescoping track makes it easy to put food in/take food out of the oven
User by closetCloset in the bedroom
Practically designed bedroom closet – suitable for families where one member uses a wheelchair
The user holds the microlax doser with microlaxCustom-designed microlax doser
A simple custom modification to hold, insert, and empty the microlax tube - suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User at deskDesk and dining table close to the kitchen
Practical desk and workplace next to the kitchen – suitable for wheelchair users
Drawer with potsEasy-slide drawers in accessible kitchen
The content of the kitchen cabinets is easily organized and easily accessible for wheelchair users
User with feet on foot restFoot rest on wheelchair
The foot rest helps position feet properly and prevents pressure ulcers when the user does not wear shoes
User by freezerFreezer with slide-out bins
Large freezer in modified kitchen – wheelchair users only reach the lower sliding bins
User on the way from house to garageGarage in adapted house
Two-car garage with direct entry to the house – suitable for people with disabilities who drive a van with ramp on the side
User riding bike with her children.Handbike
Power-assisted handbike that can be clipped on a manual wheelchair - allows bicycling on equal terms
User at microwave ovenMicrowave oven
Position of microwave oven in accessible kitchen
Mobile laundry basketMobile laundry basket
Laundry basket on casters is convenient for wheelchair users
User between dishwasher and drawersPlacement of dishwasher
Careful planning of dishwasher placement makes it possible to load and unload dishes without having to move – suitable for wheelchair users
Shower baskets on wall of showerShower basket with suction cups
Practical organizer for shower accessories – suitable for people with disabilities
Two sinks installed at different heightsSink at different heights
Placement of sink and drawers in adapted bathroom
Extra washbasin next to toiletSpecially designed washbasin
Pull-out washbasin next to toilet chair for convenient toileting for people with disabilities
User with her laptop. Forearms resting on support cushionSupport cushion
A practical cushion that makes it easier to achieve a better, more relaxed body position - suitable for people with reduced trunk balance
Toilet with folding armrestToilet in adapted bathroom
Wall-mounted toilet with folding armrest – suitable for wheelchair users
Trivet on counterTrivet
Practical kitchen utensil for easy transfers of hot pots – suitable for people with disabilities
User next to her wall-mounted shower chairWall-mounted shower chair
Stable, convenient and space-saving shower chair – suitable for wheelchair users
User sitting on the StimuLITE cushionWheelchair cushion StimuLITE
A wheelchair cushion that prevents decubitus ulcers - suitable for persons who lack sensation