Accessible bedroom

– a solution for a person who uses a wheelchair

User by closet with sliding doors and pull-out shelves
User by closet with sliding doors and pull-out shelves

Description
The user and his wife have ordinary standard-height IKEA beds. The user’s side has space for maneuvering (see photo 3).
The bedroom has a large closet with sliding doors. The closet has a lower closet rod (see photo 2). The low shelves slide out, the upper shelves are fixed (see photo 1).

Users comments
Standard-height Ikea beds work very well for the user. Pull-out shelves are easily accessible and well-organized, but the user prefers to have fixed shelves at a height where he cannot see into them.

Paid for by
In Sweden: Municipality (low closet pole), otherwise the user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2011

User by closet with sliding doors and low closet pole
User by closet with sliding doors and low closet pole
Double bed with maneuvering space at the side
Double bed with maneuvering space at the side

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Tipsare: Robert

Robert lives together with his wife and three children in a house. He is working full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a low paraplegia; no assistance.