Glassed-in terrace

Spacious terrace in wheelchair accessible house

Glassed in terrace with sliding doors
Glassed in terrace with sliding doors

Description
A large glassed-in terrace was built adjacent to the user’s house. Two walls are glassed in. One glass wall has sliding doors that the user can open and close by himself (see associated tip). Along the entire longer wall is a ramp leading to the garden. Infrared heating was installed for chilly days. The terrace is not insulated, but is still essentially frost-free.

The user selected a dining table for the terrace that is the right height for him and has knee space on the short end (see Photo 2).

Users comments
When the user bought the house it only had a small terrace. The user enlarged it and had it glassed in. It became a large indoor space where he can sit and enjoy the outdoors.

This tip is from 2007

User sitting at dining table in glassed in terrace
User sitting at dining table in glassed in terrace

Related tips

Open and close terrace door in adapted house
Open and close terrace door in adapted house
A simple modification enables a person with a high spinal cord injury to open and close a sliding door without assistance.

Tipsare: Anders

Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.