Accessible kitchen

Convenient kitchen for wheelchair users

Kitchen with sinks, stove and counter without lower cabinets
Kitchen with sinks, stove and counter without lower cabinets

Description
The spacious L-shaped kitchen has an adjustable height interior with sink, stove and counter, adjustable height upper cabinet, refrigerator, freezer, pantry with slide-out storage and a separate cabinet with counter and storage drawers. The kitchen also has a breakfast nook.

Users comments
The user enjoys cooking and often does so. The user feels that the best feature in the kitchen is the separate cabinet with drawers, see associated tip. He feels it is much more practical than the adjustable height upper cabinet. He also feels that the tall cabinet with slide-out storage is easily accessible for him.

Made by
IKEA, www.ikea.com (cabinets); Granberg, www.granberg.se (lift equipment), last checked March 2017

Paid for by
Local government

This tip is from 2007

Refrigerator and freezer, oven in tall cabinet and stove without lower cabinets
Refrigerator and freezer, oven in tall cabinet and stove without lower cabinets
Tall cabinet with pantry and breakfast nook
Tall cabinet with pantry and breakfast nook

Related tips

Separate cabinet with storage drawers and counter
Separate cabinet with storage drawers and counter
Custom-built separate cabinet is easily accessible and practical for wheelchair users.
Electric adjustable cabinet in accessible kitchen
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Adjustable-height upper cabinet in accessible kitchen.
Tray
Tray
Plastic lid for microwave oven – suitable as a tray for wheelchair users.
Oven in modified kitchen
Oven in modified kitchen
Oven with side-hinged door makes it easier for wheelchair users with impaired balance to place bakeware in oven and to remove it.
Refrigerator and freezer in accessible kitchen
Refrigerator and freezer in accessible kitchen
It is important to place things where a wheelchair user can reach them.
Pantry with slide-out storage
Pantry with slide-out storage
Easily visible and accessible pantry – suitable for wheelchair users.

Tipsare: Magnus

The late M. lived in a house together with his wife and two children. He was working part time. He had a tetraplegia C6.