3 Ways To Make A House Easier For People With Mobility Issues To Use

If you are trying to find a house that will work for someone who has mobility issues, you know that it can be hard to find a house that will fit those specific needs. You can work with a builder so that you can get the house that you need. There are several things that you can do that will help. 

Flat Entry

One thing that can help is to have a house that has a flat entry. That means that there are no steps that someone would have to maneuver to come into the house. All that is there is a small threshold that someone who uses a wheelchair or walker would have no problems getting over. A doorway like that works well with a ramp since there doesn't have to be a lot of transition from the ramp to the entry way. 

Steps

Sometimes it's not always possible to have the entire house on one level. That means that you may have to deal with stairs. There are ways that you can try to make it easier for someone who has difficulties going up and down the stairs to use them. One thing is that you can ask for the stair riser to be shorter than normal so that it can be easier for someone who can't lift their legs as well to get up and down the stairs. You can also arrange to have the decks for the steps to be wider than normal as well. If you decide to have the entire stairway widened, you can also arrange to have a chairlift added in. That way someone who needs it can just ride up to the next level with ease. 

Appliances

Something that many people don't realize when they are building a house for someone who has limited mobility issues is that appliances can be difficult to use. That can be because they are too high or in areas that are difficult for a wheelchair or walker user to get to. However, there are other options. One is to use appliances that are in drawers. There are refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers that are actually built into drawers, which means that they can be placed in an island or under a counter which will make it easier for someone to get to them. 

If you or someone you love is having problems with mobility, getting a house can be difficult. You may have to build a house that will work for you. For more information, talk to a professional like Christin Homes.


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