Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Wheelchair accessible house
Successful modification of old two-story home
An older house with two floors, a basement and spiral stairway was renovated to make it wheelchair accessible. A tower was built to accommodate an elevator (see associated tip) with exits to the top floor, hallway, ground floor and basement. An addition with bedroom and bathroom was under construction when the user was injured and could be designed to meet her needs.
The ground floor contains the kitchen and living room, the top floor has a bedroom, workroom, and bathroom. The basement has laundry facilities, sauna and family room.
A wooden ramp behind the house first leads to an add-on glassed-in room and then down to the garden.
Paid for by
Partially the municipality, partially the user
The user and her family together with an architect
This tip is from 2007
Suzanne lives together with her husband and children in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 1991 and has a complete tetraplgia C6. She has personal assistance.
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