Being able to access and interact with your custom home in ways that are optimized for you is incredibly important. While cookie-cutter pre-built homes don’t typically take accessibility into account, designing and building your own home allows you to invest in the right kinds of features for you. Whether you or a family member has a disability or you’re simply planning to age in place, your home is somewhere you’re going to end up spending the majority of your time and it’s critical that your home is comfortable and usable for you. Since accessible homes are so important to us, we took the time to outline four amazing design elements that can take a custom home to the next level.
1. No-Step Floor Plans
If you want to make life simple for yourself, try leaving steps out altogether. To do so though, be sure you let your custom home builder know beforehand because you need a solid, flat floor so there aren’t any transitions between rooms. This makes getting around your home much easier. If you really want to have multiple floors within your home but are worried about including steps, you may consider installing a residential elevator which can expand the usable space in your home.
2. Larger Doorways and Hallways
Older, traditional homes tend to have narrow doors and hallways that make it difficult to get around. Not only are larger doorways and hallways a nice quality of life improvement that make something like moving furniture in and out easier, but it also allows individuals to get around without difficulties especially in the event that they may need additional help in navigating their home.
3. Wheelchair Accessible Features
Roll under sinks are a great feature for anyone who may end up using a wheelchair. By removing cabinets under sinks and installing tight, compact plumbing, you can leave enough space for a wheelchair to situate itself under the sink so you can do dishes, wash your hands, or brush your teeth. In a similar vein of thought, lowered countertops make it easy enough to cook meals or access the sink and can help make kitchens and bathrooms alike much easier to use for anyone who may be wheelchair-bound.
4. Stepless Showers
Over the years, that tiny step up into your shower can end up causing you serious stress and makes the shower inaccessible for wheelchair users. By removing any height differences between the shower and the rest of the bathroom, everyone is able to get into the shower when they need to.
Contact Accessible Home Builders Today
Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.
To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571 which is located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to!