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10 Options for Wheelchair Accessiblity in Your Home

 

Home accessibility is crucial for individuals who face challenges with climbing stairs. Here are ten options along with their potential pros and cons:

When considering home accessibility options, it's essential to assess the specific needs of the individual and the layout of the home. A combination of solutions may be necessary to create a fully accessible living space. Additionally, consulting with a professional or occupational therapist can provide valuable insights into the most suitable options for a particular situation.

If you are building a home as a younger adult, you might want to design it to be as accessible as possible to people you know who have limited mobility: friends, family, potentially, yourself. The accessibility features you build in will be attractive to home buyers in the future as well.

My brother-in-law and his wife had their dream home built in a pleasant new development several years ago. Their new next-door neighbors opted out of having a den and a TV room for the inclusion of a good-sized main floor bedroom. My brother-in-law now regrets that they went for the den and the TV room, separately small areas. He fell and broke his leg below his hip and is now constrained from using the stairs to the upper master bedroom or the basement rooms. A bedroom with a closet and an ensuite shower would have been such a boon in his current situation.


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  1. I like the article because of the various options and their pros and cons.

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