Accessible kitchen

Suitable for individuals with extensive disabilities and assistants

User in her kitchen
User in her kitchen

Description
The kitchen is elongated and narrow, with counters on both sides. One side is adapted to the user and has a counter installed at a height suitable for her. The large open space between the two lower cabinets allows the wheelchair to slide under. The refrigerator and freezer are next to the counter. The cabinets have smooth-running drawers in which she stores kitchen utensils, dishes, adapted knives, etc.
The standard-height stove, oven, sink, upper and lower cabinets and the dishwasher are on the opposite wall of the kitchen and are used by her assistants. See also associated tip.

Users comments
The user loves to cook. Her assistants prepare the food by following her directions and she helps as much as she can, by cutting vegetables, etc.

Made by
User’s partner

Paid for by
Partly the municipality (counter), partly the user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2010

User at adapted workbench
User at adapted workbench
User takes out a knife
User takes out a knife
Refrigerator and freezer with large handles
Refrigerator and freezer with large handles

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Handle for refrigerator and freezer
Handle for refrigerator and freezer
A handle that makes it easier to open the refrigerator and freezer – suitable for people with impaired hand function.

Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.