Separate cabinet with storage drawers and counter

Custom-built separate cabinet is easily accessible and practical for wheelchair users

User by counter without lower cabinet
User by counter without lower cabinet

Description
The two-part cabinet has a counter with knee space below it at the right height for a wheelchair user on one side; opposite it the counter is at the right height for someone who is standing. The cabinet has drawers on both sides for flatware, dishes, glasses, cups,… everything needed every day in the kitchen.

Users comments
The user is extremely satisfied with the cabinet. All practical items are easily accessible. He uses the counter to prepare food, but he also uses it for reading or writing.

Used since
1998

Made by
Local government carpenter

Paid for by
Local government

Whose idea
Ida Lindhe, occupational therapist

This tip is from 2007

Counter for standing individuals
Counter for standing individuals
User pulls out drawer
User pulls out drawer
Separate cabinet
Separate cabinet

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Tipsare: Magnus

M. lives in a house together with his wife and two children. He is working part time. He has a tetraplegia C6.