Modified garage

Modified garage for a person who drives a minivan equipped with a ramp on the side

Garage viewed from inside without car, showing hole in front wall on short side as well as side door
Garage viewed from inside without car, showing hole in front wall on short side as well as side door

Description
The garage has a door that operates by remote control (see associated tip) and the garage also has a door on the side. Since the existing garage was too small for the car it was modified as follows: A hole was made in the wall to accommodate the front end of the car. The side door of the garage (for people) was moved to the level of the car ramp. The side door is equipped with an automatic door opener.

Users comments
Since the car ramp is at the same level as the garage side door, no turning radius is needed inside the garage, which means that the user does not need an extra wide garage.

Paid for by
Municipality

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

Car in garage with open garage door
Car in garage with open garage door
Hole in wall on short side at the front of the garage, with car
Hole in wall on short side at the front of the garage, with car
Car ramp and side door
Car ramp and side door

Related tips

Path between garage and house in accessible housing
Path between garage and house in accessible housing
Short dry path between house and garage – important for persons who use electric wheelchairs and who drive cars.
Adapted minivan
Adapted minivan
Minivan – modified for a person with high spinal cord injury.
Remote control for garage door
Remote control for garage door
Remote control for garage door - appropriate for people with disabilities who drive.

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.