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My Houzz: Accessibility With Personality in an 1870 Home
"Hand-painted murals and personal touches fill an accessible home with warmth and... be made accessible for one of the couple's daughters, who has multiple handicaps.... house accessible are FANTASTIC. Too often, buildings are retrofitted in really ugly... ways. Accessibility does not mean ugly. You've done a wonderful job. There are several... handicapped accessible. We are putting in a pool in the spring and have already decided..."
How to Design an Accessible Shower
"said, an accessible shower does not need to lack in style, as these examples show.... ready for accessibility than have to scramble to renovate when the need arrives. Here... impossible to access the shower bench if one happened to be in a wheelchair. The door would... block access to the rest of the space. Would it not be better if the door opened... like the access to the controls being near the opening. Good article with many practical..."
My Houzz: A Seattle Remodel Offers Accessibility
Access for legs and wheels was the priority in this Washington state home's renovation, but universal design doesn't mean less style
"Access for legs and wheels was the priority in this Washington state home's renovation... fully accessible to Ferris, who has lived the past 38 years in a wheelchair. The... ABCs of Accessibility, Seattle interior designer Piper Lauri Salogga and Guy DiRe of... remodel. Accessability is so necessary for people with any kind of handicap. To feel... in an accessable apartment so I knew about the shower. She also had a tilt mirror..."
Houzz Tour: Universal Design Makes a Midcentury Home Accessible
More space for wheelchairs, easier access to appliances and a curbless shower fit a Seattle family's needs
"easier access to appliances and a curbless shower fit a Seattle family's needs... user and accessibility consultant Karen Braitmayer, reached an impasse in coming up... enhanced accessibility. I have deep appreciation for combining aesthetics with needs... of how accessibility can be beautiful as well as functional! The kitchen and bath... users with accessibility needs that the finished spaces have a "separate but equal" feeling..."
Make a Powder Room Accessible With Universal Design
Right-size doorways, lever handles and clearance around the sink and commode are a great start in making a powder room accessible to all
"mobility, has access to a sink and toilet without having to climb stairs. In a two-story... little hands. And of course should any able-bodied adult be temporarily disabled... Accessing the powder room is the first hurdle. Aim for doorways that are minimum... arthritic hands or limited dexterity can operate lever handles much more easily than... close at hand for toddlers and young children. A vessel sink, either sitting on the..."
3 Home Features to Boost Accessibility
"three accessibility features will make your home easier for them to visit. *At least... that's accessible from either the driveway or sidewalk — a slight slope blended... floor (accessible without stairs). These features also will help any nonimpaired... tune with accessibility! I know of several wheelchair bound people who have created... have an accessible entry, the fact that it is all the way around back through a courtyard..."
Houzz Tour: Accessibility Meets Contemporary on an Austin Hilltop
Banish all thoughts of sterile schemes. This new build in Texas features universal design in warm, comfortable style
"y but accessible home that she could easily maneuver in her wheelchair. Architect... her. She accessed plates and glasses from drawers. Her sons now access plates and glasses... completely accessible. Ironwood Builders... Have you ever even been to Austin? It's an... in its accessibility and its overall design. What was the land cost? Was a developer... handicapped accessible. Where there any incentives given to reduce costs by any agencies/gov't..."
Private Access: 12 Bathroom Windows That Reveal Only the Views
Be hidden but not hemmed-in with a strategically placed bathroom window that brings an outdoor view but not prying eyes
"water free showers? How the devil do you keep all that glass smear, lime, splash... splash free??? just building a home with jet tub under 5 x 5 view window of Mt. St. Helens... direct access, as this semiroofed space illustrates. The wood lining the walls also... barrier-free plan has about 10 exterior spaces of varying sizes. Here we are looking..."
Little Free Libraries Take Manhattan
"Little Free Library project is a nonprofit whose mission is to place accessible lending... Little Free Library (LFL) project, these libraries were designed and built by 10 teams... had no access to any libraries for some months and these free libraries in one form... Little Free Libraries coming down on October 1. Why can't they be permanent? Love... Little Free Libraries, enlist your friends to contribute also. And if you're in an..."
'Not My Precious Books!' — Pain-Free Ways to Declutter Your Library
Have your books and neatness too, with these ideas for paring down and straightening up a beloved collection
"And our access to resources has expanded greatly. But I have to admit it's an emotional... otherwise have access. I grieve over books I've had to let go or leave behind as over the... easily accessible (i.e. book shelves above doorways), and when people get a handful... have on hand. This number could shift if I ever move overseas, of course. typingmonkey... floor (freeing floor spaces helps spaces look uncluttered) is shown in one photo...."
Small-Bathroom Secret: Free Up Space With a Wall-Mounted Sink
Make a tiny bath or powder room feel more spacious by swapping a clunky vanity for a pared-down basin off the floor
"wheelchair accessibility. YUCK! I think these sinks look like urinals. I keep my cleaning... handicap-accessible as I reasonably can (we are preparing now in case we have to take... for easy access. We have pedestal in one bathroom as vanity would cover heating grid... barrier free design. This is a good fail safe back up plan for those European fixtures... barrier free wet room build is not in the budget and the European sink with no overflow..."
Get on a Composting Kick (Hello, Free Fertilizer!)
Quit shelling out for pricey substitutes that aren't even as good. Here's how to give your soil the best while lightening your trash load
"it's free, created right from your garden and kitchen waste. On average, 30 percent... have easy access to brown materials, or don't realize the importance of adding them.... get my hands on. I do 3 or 4 one-yard piles a year--that's one yard finished compost--so... than wee-free compost. 1 part wee to 2 parts compost is the primo ratio (that's a lot... had a free nightly buffet and I wouldn't have any compost. My experience with..."
Sleep Happier and Healthier in a Toxin-Free Bedroom
Light pollution, toxic bedding, wallpaper that off-gases ... if you're not getting good sleep, these bedroom blights might be to blame
"people access their website and be well-informed. You cannot argue their discoveries... see my hand and everything else. Without fail, I hit the rack by ten, and return to... gluten-free cookbook with decades of personal experience with allergies, this is an... retardant free cover of 100% organic cotton and 100% organic wool that they got from... wash my hands if I've been reading in bed! NASA did a study to find out which plants..."
Modern Manners for Conflict-Free Family Visits
Avoid thermostat wars, pet peeves and the great shower squeeze with these tips for having family as houseguests
"private access to the kitchen for late night raids, delicious meals, all to rival the... Not one hand was lifted to help at any time, and they stayed for three weeks. They... and feel free to bring in snacks and sandwich makings to share. Coffee always available... hell in a hand basket, choose the basket, at least.... I like to write up a welcome..."
Set the Scene for a Stress-Free Holiday Visit
Put your guests at ease and take the pressure off hosting by prepping your space with psychology in mind