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Accessible kitchen in newly built house
Large kitchen designed for wheelchair users and the entire family
The kitchen is a part of a large family room with dining area and living room. The kitchen has two parallel counters, 124 cm apart, at different heights. The low counter, which is an island without any upper cabinet, also serves as the boundary for the dining area and living room. The kitchen section against the wall has the refrigerator, freezer, a full-length cabinet with built-in microwave, counter at standard height, a sink with knee space, dishwasher, corner cabinet, adjustable-height upper cabinets and lower cabinets with slide-out drawers. The island consists of an adjustable height counter with sink and cooktop, as well as a full-length cabinet on one side with an oven. See also associated tips.
The user and her family began to build a new house about 2.5 years after she was injured. They contacted and received tips from many people in the same situation. They took plenty of time to plan all the details. The kitchen company, Ballingslöv in Länna was very good to work with, offering good ideas for solutions.
Karolina lives together with her family in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 2006 and has a tetraplegia (C7). She has 12 hours personal assistance a day.
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