Accessible kitchen

Accessible kitchen suitable for a person who uses a wheelchair and for people who are walkers

User at adjustable-height counter
User at adjustable-height counter

Description
The kitchen has a long adjustable height counter with stove, sink, and upper cabinet. The upper cabinet can be lowered and also moves forward diagonally, which means that the user can reach things even on the highest shelf. On the opposite side is a full-length cabinet with a built-in oven, a fixed-height counter with knee space under it, a standard height counter, and refrigerator and freezer. The counter with knee space is at an appropriate height for the user. The oven has a side-hinged door and is the same height as the counter. Below the oven is a pull-out board on which things can be placed.

Users comments
The fixed-height counter is somewhat narrower than standard. The width is enough for the user but allows more room in the kitchen.

Paid for by
Municipality

Whose idea
The user and her partner

This tip is from 2010

User lowers the upper cabinet
User lowers the upper cabinet
User at fixed-height counter
User at fixed-height counter
Oven next to counter
Oven next to counter
Standard height counter
Standard height counter

Tipsare: Ulla

Ulla lives together with her partner in an apartment. She is working part time. In 1973 she was injured and has a high paraplegia.