HI HELLO my husband Basil disabled
happiemiMarch 11, 2013
we have a space of 6x3 meters for bedroom and bathroom

and 4x4 for kitchen and lounge someone please give some advise and ideas thank you so much Harriet Daniels
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Shawn Lagemann
By disabled, do you mean he's in a wheel chair? Walker? What type of access will he need in the kitchen? Does he like to help cook? Or does he need to have access to just the fridge and dishes? Will this bathroom need to accomodate both of you, or his alone? How wide are your current doorways? Does he have some mobility or will he need to be "lifted" either by another person, trapeeze bar, or mechanical lift? Does he need any other mechanical devices for therapy, breathing etc. Are there any hobbies the lounge area will need to accomodate, games, puzzles, book reading, music ?
    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 6:45AM
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I see that you are not in the USA. However, you might find the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) site helpful. It gives specific required dimensions for wheelchair turning radius, angle of ramps, width of doorways, everything.

What you need to do is hire someone familiar with Universal Design. This means that the whole house is designed so that everyone can use it.

www.schaefferconstruction.com specializes in Universal Design. They may be able to refer you to someone in your area who can help you.
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Go to the Houzz Professionals section. Enter "Universal Design" in the first search box, and your city in the search box with the tiny magnifying glass. Professionals in your area will be listed.
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