Adapted house

Wheelchair-accessible home with many practical details

User in front of his house
User in front of his house

Description
One-story house adapted so the user can enter each room and move freely around the house. The house has many clever details, see related tip. High thresholds are removed.

Users comments
The user had been injured for several years when he and his family bought this house. This is the second adaptation he planned and he knew what works for him and how he wanted things. Now he is pleased with the house; he can enter every room and corner of the house, which is important for him because he has to be able to follow after his three young children. He can manage all features in the house even when he is home alone. He uses both an ordinary manual active wheelchair and a standing chair.

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2011

User drives through a door; the threshold is removed
User drives through a door; the threshold is removed

Related tips

Accessible laundry room
Accessible laundry room
Practically furnished laundry room with lots of storage - a solution for people who use wheelchairs.
Sliding doors in accessible housing
Sliding doors in accessible housing
- convenient and space saving - suitable for wheelchair users.
Accessible patio and garden
Accessible patio and garden
A paved path enables the user to easily drive around the entire house.
Accessible sauna
Accessible sauna
- with maneuvering space and custom ventilation hatch - suitable for wheelchair users.
Pivot-hung window
Pivot-hung window
- suitable for wheelchair users.
Standard table with custom legs
Standard table with custom legs
- an option for wheelchair users.
Grab bar as door closer
Grab bar as door closer
- a simple way to close doors - suitable for wheelchair users.
Extension of string to turn air heat exchanger on and off
Extension of string to turn air heat exchanger on and off
- makes it possible for a person who uses a wheelchair to turn on/off.
Hall in adapted house
Hall in adapted house
Highly absorbent mat and hall bureau - suitable for wheelchair users.
Low lock catch for front door
Low lock catch for front door
Low lock catch for front door facilitates for wheelchair users.
Wheelchair accessible bathroom
Wheelchair accessible bathroom
Curtain in front of the window at the shower protects the window from moisture - an option to have an open shower area next to a window.
Accessible bedroom
Accessible bedroom
- a solution for a person who uses a wheelchair.

Tipsare: Robert

Robert lives together with his wife and three children in a house. He is working full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a low paraplegia; no assistance.