Are you in search of ADA kitchen cabinets for your own home, or for a common area in a multifamily development? Look no further! Danver and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens creates special ADA kitchen cabinets at 34” high (including counter top) to comply with ADA regulations. Some of the biggest obstacles in designing accessible kitchens are creating access to the sink, cabinets, counter tops and more specifically appliances, which are not typically designed to be used by a person sitting in a wheelchair. Therefore, the ADA created ADA Accessible Guidelines with provides specification for places of public accommodation and commercial buildings, and Danver complies!
The usual height at the top of a wheelchair armrest is approximately 29”. For a wheelchair bound person to be able to access a stove top and sink, a recessed area must be proved underneath, and the counter height must be between 28” and 34”. Knowing the height of the wheelchair allows counter top customization, and varying the counter height will make the kitchen an easier place for handicapped individuals. Counter top space for the knees requires at least 24” height from the floor and approximately 30” width – 16” considered to be easy access for the user, remainder is useful for storage.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. It is estimated that over 30 million Americans face the challenge of living at home using a wheelchair or walker, and the number is growing rapidly as many more disabled, and specifically aging individuals, choose to be self-sufficient and stay in their own homes. Kitchens that comply with the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines can be designed to look and function like conventional kitchens typically found in multifamily housing. The goal of accessible or barrier-free design is not to inhibit access – but to give access to all people, able and disabled alike, and Danver does just that. See below for some installed ADA cabinetry, and call us today for more information!