Adapted laundry room

Well-planned practical laundry room – suitable for wheelchair users

User in laundry room
User in laundry room

Description
The washer and dryer each stand on a pedestal with pull-out storage basket. The dryer has a left-hinged door, the washer door is hinged on the right. Between them is a counter with knee space. To the right of the dryer is a counter with a sink and knee space.

Users comments
The user does the laundry independently. Placing the washer and dryer on pedestals raises them to a suitable height for the user. The family collects the dirty laundry in a laundry basket on casters (see associated tip) and the user moves the clothing from the basket into the washer. When she sits at the counter between the washer and dryer she can easily move the laundry from one appliance to the other. She transports the dry laundry on her lap to the large counter and sorts it in piles for the different family members.

It was not easy to find machines with right-hinged and left-hinged doors.

Whose idea
User

This tip is from 2009

User at counter between washer and dryer
User at counter between washer and dryer
Counter with sink in laundry room
Counter with sink in laundry room
Washing machine with pedestal
Washing machine with pedestal

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Mobile laundry basket
Mobile laundry basket
Laundry basket on casters is convenient for wheelchair users.

Tipsare: Karolina

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.