Accessible kitchen

Kitchen suitable for wheelchair users

Counter with knee-space and sink
Counter with knee-space and sink

Description
The kitchen has an adjustable-height counter with stove and sink. The upper cabinet is attached to the counter. The distance between the counter and upper cabinet was reduced. The fixed-height counter is somewhat lower than standard (83cm), allowing the user to reach much of the upper cabinet.

Users comments
Lotta is largely satisfied with her current kitchen. The problem is accessible storage. Today she would have included more lower cabinets in the plan. She is also considering placing upper cabinets (which are not as deep as the lower cabinets) in front of the window on the floor, which would provide more accessible storage and a shelf for plants.

Paid for by
Local government

This tip is from 2006

Adjustable height stove and fixed counter with cabinet
Adjustable height stove and fixed counter with cabinet
Upper cabinet
Upper cabinet

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Tipsare: Lotta

Together with her husband, her daughter, three dogs and a cat Lotta lives in a two-story house in the countryside. She is working as a volunteer for Rekryteringsgruppen (an organization of persons with spinal cord injuries). She was injured in 1983 and has a high paraglegia (TH 3). She does not have any personal assistance.