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Accessible Small Houses: What is accessible enough?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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by SHS last modified Apr 15, 2011

There are many levels of accessibility in home design, with variations even within the current federal laws that mandate accessibility for public buildings and multi-family housing. Individual homeowners are not usually required by law to make their new small ADU or stand-alone single-family house comply with any accessibility guidelines so what standards you set for [...]




 

 

Accessible Small Houses

The traditional carriage house above a garage is difficult to make accessible unless an elevator or a lift is included, but it could be made safer with the stair inside out of the snow and ice.

Accessible Small Houses

Unattractive ADA bathroom.

Accessible Small Houses

Walk-in shower replaces a tub.

Accessible Small Houses

This person leaves their wheelchair outside because of the steps into this small house.

Accessible Small Houses

Kitchen in IKEA showroom.

Accessible Small Houses

Table does double duty as countertop in this kitchen. With some modification seating for four or more can be provided saving room in the home by eliminating the usual dining room.

Accessible Small Houses

A foldable Futon can serve as a part-time bed, but is not ideal for nightly use and daily naps.


 

 

 
 
 

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