Disability remodeling (also known as handicap remodeling or handicap accessible remodeling) is a way to modify a home for someone with a physical handicap, which can:
- Increase accessibility into and inside of the home,
- Create a more safe living environment, and
- Make daily life easier.
This remodeling can take the form of adding features, modifying room layouts, adding to a home or replacing items with ones that are easier to use. Perhaps even with ones incorporating Universal Design.
The importance of disability remodeling
In the United States, people with disabilities are often left to fend for themselves when it comes to home remodeling. They are often left in a situation where they need to live with a disability that makes it difficult to use their home. This is because many homes are not built with accessibility in mind.
The lack of accessibility in homes can lead to any number of problems, including but not limited to:
- Poor health
- Inability to use the bathroom or kitchen
- Difficulty getting around the house
- Problems using appliances and electronics
- Limited access to the yard
You can learn more about the convenience and accessibility features that go into remodeling for a handicap by viewing at our portfolio of work.