Elevator in two-storey home

– a solution to make a two-storey home wheelchair accessible

User in utility room entrance with elevator in background. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User in utility room entrance with elevator in background. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

Description
The elevator leads from the utility room entrance up to the first floor. The user drives outside with an electric wheelchair, indoors with a manual. He switches wheelchairs in the utility room entrance where he stores his electric wheelchair.

Users comments
The municipality offered only a ramp structure outdoors and a small portable box (‘breadbox’) outdoors for storing the electric chair. Because of the difficulties moving from the house to the ‘bread box’ and moving on the ramp in winter, the user negotiated with the municipality to receive the money that the ‘bread box’ would have cost and applied it to purchase the elevator.

Paid for by
Partially the municipality, partially the user

Whose idea
User

This tip is from 2011

Entry to utility room entrance. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
Entry to utility room entrance. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

Tipsare: Bosse

Bosse lives together with his wife in his house in the countryside. He is working part time. He was injured in 2008 and has a complete high paraplegia. He has personal assistance 56 hours a week.