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Four Design Elements To Make Your Custom Home More Accessible

floor plans interior design accessible home builders de delawareUnlike pre-built homes, custom homes offer the freedom to incorporate features optimized for your lifestyle. Since your home is where you spend most of your time, it must be designed to be comfortable and functional. To help you achieve this, we’ve compiled a list of four exceptional design elements that can elevate your custom home to new heights of accessibility and comfort.

No-Step Floor Plans

To simplify your life, consider leaving out steps in your home design. This can significantly enhance mobility and accessibility throughout your home. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about having multiple floors in your home but want to avoid including steps, consider installing a residential elevator instead. This can also increase the usable space in your home and provide a convenient way to move between floors.

Wider Doorways And Hallways

Homes built in earlier times often have narrow doors and hallways that can pose challenges for people moving around. Widening the doors and hallways improves the quality of life by making moving furniture in and out easier. It enables individuals, especially those requiring additional assistance, to move around the house quickly. This modification in the home design can significantly enhance the overall accessibility of the living space.

Wheelchair Accessible Features

Roll-under sinks and lowered countertops are helpful features for people with disabilities, especially those who use wheelchairs. These adaptations can significantly improve the accessibility of kitchens and bathrooms. You can create more space by removing cabinets under sinks and installing compact plumbing. This feature will enable individuals to perform daily tasks efficiently, like washing dishes, brushing teeth, or washing hands. Lowered countertops allow wheelchair users to cook meals and access the sink conveniently. These modifications can make a significant difference in the daily lives of people with disabilities.

Stepless Showers

It’s worth noting that the slight elevation in your shower area can become a source of stress over time, not to mention that it makes the shower area difficult to access for individuals who use wheelchairs. Eliminating height differences between the shower and the rest of the bathroom makes it easier for everyone to access the shower area when needed.

Contact Accessible Home Builders Today

Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. We’ve serviced Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware in that time. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the homes they deserve.

To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to next!

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