Handicap remodeling is used to incorporate home modifications or renovation to create an environment that meets the needs of someone who has specific physical needs. (This is also may be called disability remodeling or handicap accessible remodeling.)
This home modifications for disabled people can include many changes in a home, which might include:
- Making the home wheelchair accessible (or for other assistive mobility devices).
- Assisting someone with cognitive issues.
- Or, a combination of physical and cognitive issues.
If you are in one of the Ohio Valley areas DeVol serves, including Cincinnati, Loveland, Montgomery, West Chester, Milford, Wyoming and surrounding areas, contact us. We are an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate design and build remodeling contractors who can help you create the home you need; and, you’ll enjoy.
Home remodeling for disabled needs
Designing a home modification for disabled people is a personal experience, since your design and build team must take into account your current and future needs.
Simply, remodeling for handicapped accessibility creates what you need now for a happier and healthier life at home, as well as help prepare you for what you might need later in life from your home.
This theory is applied to all of the design changes in your home. With the goal being to make it easier to use, more enjoyable and to protect your independence and health.
Bathroom modifications for disabled
A handicap accessible bathroom remodel would include changes to your bathroom so it has what it needs to keep you healthy, safe and make your life easier.
Your handicap accessible bathroom requirements might include the right amount of space, safety equipment, a handicap accessible bathroom shower, a toilet with safety bars or any other changes or products you might need to make a fully wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Any handicap accessible bathroom should include the use of Universal Design and accessible design best practices to accommodate your specific needs. These might include design or features, such as:
A low-barrier or no-barrier shower – This might be a barrier free shower (such as a roll-in shower), or a walk-in shower or a completely handicap accessible shower. Showers can include a shower seat (or some type of device to help yo get into and sit in the shower). For some specific needs, a walk-in tub may be required.
Assistance – Grab bars (or other handrails) or transfer devices.
Space requirements – You will also need the right amount of space. This will ensure you are able to move around safely and get to the things you need. It also should accommodate any assistive devices you use, such as a wheelchair or other mobility device.
Handicapped accessible kitchens
With handicap remodeling, kitchens are designed and built specifically for people who have particular needs which require special access. You are just like everyone else, in that you socialize and entertain in your kitchen and prepare food for your family there. You just need to have easier access to things and a good workflow to make it work for you.
There are a lot of wheelchair accessible kitchen ideas available online; some are quality and some not quite practical. Here are a few that are not only easily done, but can practically change your life in the kitchen.
- Wheelchair accessible kitchen appliances
- Wheelchair accessible kitchen island
- Wheelchair accessible kitchen sink
- Handicap accessible stove
- Wheelchair accessible kitchen cabinets
- Pull down shelves for wall cabinets
- Pull down shelf for overhead storage
- Handicap accessible counter height
DeVol – Handicap remodeling contractors
Any time you are having work done on your home, you want the best; the most experienced and knowledgeable handicap remodeling contractors. This is especially true when you are remodeling for accessibility, since special knowledge and experience is needed to help keep you safe and ensure your home works for you.
DeVol Design.Build.Remodel has decades of experience and knowledge in the areas of leveraging Universal Design, ADA guidelines and handicap accessible remodeling. We know from our years of working with clients who have specific needs such as this gives us a unique ability to serve you. We know every person, situation and home are different, which is why every design and remodel project is individualized.