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73 handicapped ramps and grades Ideabooks
How to Add an Indoor or Outdoor Ramp
"accessibility and safety by swapping stairs for ramps in your home or yard... have a ramp that is safe, stylish and perfectly suited to the style of your home.... And because they are safer than stairs, ramps can be a good choice for homes with... wheelchair, ramps are a must for navigating between the levels of your home, both indoors... indoors and out. That doesn’t mean they need to be purely utilitarian, though. By working..."
Sunken and Raised Areas Take Gardens Up a Notch
Altering a landscape's grade can create energy and excitement, offering different vantage points and moods depending on the level
"landscape's grade can create energy and excitement, offering different vantage points and... and moods depending on the level... small and large screen. Think white leather sectionals and massive slabs of glass... on. Oh, and ultraplush shag carpeting. Nowadays the mod sunken living room seems relegated... lobbies and ski lodges; it's not usually inside our homes. But outdoors that sunken... excitement and energy in your garden by creating one or more levels. Like a courtyard..."
Steps and Stairs Elevate Modern Exterior Entryways
Gently sloped or at a sharper angle, modern ascents on a home's entrance serve both architectural and aesthetic purposes
"house's form and how it relates to nature. Beyond the roofs, walls and windows — the barriers... climate and soil conditions, but in all cases the need for a house to shed water, to... paramount and one that gives shape to the approach. This ideabook looks at a variety... portable ramp could be adapted to many step styles and maybe there is another handicap... steps and stairs are terrible for both the disabled and for aging in place. Respectfully..."
Basement of the Week: Apartment-Style Living (and Partying)
"a gym and high-end wine storage, this basement is a one-stop space for fun... LaMonte and her husband, Steven, saw this Atlanta home, they knew it was the one. They... potential and, of course, the pool. Plus, it was near enough to their three grown children... easy, and it had plenty of room to accommodate their live-in special-needs daughter... update, and we wanted to make it our own space,” Robin says. They wanted something..."
13 Character-Filled Homes Between 1,000 and 1,500 Square Feet
See how homeowners have channeled their creativity into homes that are bright, inviting and one of a kind
"inviting and one of a kind... inviting and one of a kind. Here are 13 examples of homeowners who did just that.... sh*t and donate, downsize, re-evaluate my life and space and emerge WHOLE again.... that live and love our small homes. Keep up small home ideas. Ps and some small garden... number and size of the windows and glass doors in the room. Even in the ones where... function and design, we live in 1000 square feet in Boston and I find the fewest number..."
My Houzz: Universal Design Helps an 8-Year-Old Feel at Home
An innovative sensory room, wide doors and hallways, and other thoughtful design moves make this Canadian home work for the whole family
"doors and hallways, and other thoughtful design moves make this Canadian home work... Designs and an occupational therapist from Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation... Brennen and greyhound Rumble Location: East End of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador... Brocklehurst and Andrew Boland. In fact, their entire house had to be custom kid friendly... hallways and other amenities. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Julie Brocklehurst..."
Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber
Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs
"composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs... only, and will vary by region and material dimensions.... lumber and topped with common, locally available wooden finish materials — like tight-knot... cedar and treated softwoods. But in the past 15 years or so, manufactured materials... materials and tropical hardwoods have greatly increased the options, as well as installation... 24 ft. handicap ramp off of my covered porch. The ramp will not be covered and I am..."
How to Design an Accessible Shower
"safer and easier with universal design features in the shower and bathroom... sized and include room to enter with an extra person, a wheelchair or a walker.... between IPC and IRC and every now and then IBC. Some inspectors are fair and will allow... showers and tubs are dark and these LED grab bars serve two functions. Safety and... installers and contractors when specifying tile and stone and emphasizes the necessity..."
My Houzz: Accessibility With Personality in an 1870 Home
"murals and personal touches fill an accessible home with warmth and charm... Laurie and Bruce Rabe, daughters Olivia and Elloise, and dogs Tizsa and Luna Location:... aurie and Bruce Rabe were charmed by the double doors, plaster molding and gorgeous... multiple handicaps. After 14 years of thoughtful updates and personalized touches... melded old and new by adding an elevator, restoring the original stove and opening up..."
7 Dramatic Bathroom Makeovers Across All Styles
You'll be amazed at these bathroom transformations, spanning different design tastes, budgets and remodeling approaches
"before-and-after reveals, and they never seem to get more dramatic than in the bathroom... sourcing and DIY efforts to those with budgets that could cover an entire house. Here's... bathroom and use the old one for laundry and pantry. Love this site and these great... builders grade counter and sink and replaced it with a tiled counter, vessel sink and... vanity, and even a TV. Before and afters. And my new shower We had lived in our house..."
Parents' Places: Ideas for Integrating an In-Law Suite
"advice and inspiration for adding a comfy extra living space to your home... an arm and a leg, more and more families are adding in-law units to their homes to... costs and enjoy an integrated family life.... not sell handicapped ramps. IN the end we lied and had strong people meet us and... focus and money has changed to building a ramp and installing handicap aides into... to open and close), it's close to the floor (easy to get in and out of) and unlike..."
10 Advantages of the Humble Ranch House
Boomer-friendly and not so big, the common ranch adapts to modern tastes for open plans, outdoor living and midcentury mojo
"endly and not so big, the common ranch adapts to modern tastes for open plans, outdoor... finishes and prosaic design. But if you're able to see past such shortcomings, the ranch... designer and developer Cliff May, the ranch celebrated the postwar profusion of cheap... cheap land and sprawling suburbs, with a horizontal footprint that turned its back on... often — and so poorly — that eventually the style became associated with cheap tract-house..."
Optimal Space Planning for Universal Design in the Kitchen
Let everyone in on the cooking act with an accessible kitchen layout and features that fit all ages and abilities
"layout and features that fit all ages and abilities... simple and intuitive, with features and products that allow people of all ages and... comfortably and safely. For a space as busy and important as the kitchen, this can only... house and imagine myself kitten sized and look for problems. I did and found a space... drawers and many husbands try to prove us wrong while wives simply smile and say, "I... space and the width of the aisle. I'm fond of telling prospects and clients, "Counter..."
Dealing With Pet Messes: An Animal Lover's Story
Cat and dog hair, tracked-in mud, scratched floors ... see how one pet guardian learned to cope and to focus on the love
"Cat and dog hair, tracked-in mud, scratched floors ... see how one pet guardian learned... to cope and to focus on the love... embarrassment and rejoice in our luck in getting to live with our messy little love bugs... carpet and put in hardwood floors and love every minute with our cat and dogs in the... watched DVD and read 3 big books about dogs and their behavior and correction. When we... internet. And waddayakno ?! He can order it ! So he, did and now we're waiting, and waiting..."
8 Kitchen Amenities You'll Really Wish You Had
Keep kitchen mayhem and muck to a minimum with these terrific organizers and other time-saving, mess-preventing features
"mayhem and muck to a minimum with these terrific organizers and other time-saving... hands and knees in your kitchen, searching for that missing cutting board or rolling... Built-ins and storage additions can give you the perfect spot for every cooking must-have... clean and stay organized with hardly any effort.... the bill and the earning potential of the craftsmen and women facilitating. And all... entertaining and use that space for platters and chargers, place mats and cooling racks..."