Building tomorrow's home today - here we explore the world of customisations that can be made for a disability Granny Flat. Our focus is on creating homes that promote independence, safety, and comfort for those with mobility issues. We believe that everyone should have the freedom to live their lives on their own terms.
In this post, we'll take a closer look at the various customisations that can be made to improve accessibility, safety, and comfort within a disability Granny Flat. From flooring to storage, bathroom to kitchen, and electrical features, we'll cover it all. We are firm believers in promoting choice for our clients, and our goal is to empower individuals to make the decisions that best suit their needs.
So, if you're someone who is looking to create a space that is uniquely yours, where you can live life on your own terms, then this blog is for you. Discover the possibilities that await you in your own custom-built disability Granny Flat.
General disability Granny Flat considerations
- Internal doors & corridors that facilitate comfortable and unimpeded movement between spaces.
- Locks, plugs, switches, and alarms; 3-4 feet from the ground.
- Lever handles for those in wheelchairs and the ones with arthritis or Parkinson’s.
- Ramp access to home
- Sound proofing the unit for more quieter place.
- Brightness/Darkness whatever helps to not feel overwhelmed.
- Space for physio
Flooring considerations for a disability Granny Flat
- Carpet floors for people who suffer joint pains, as it provides softer cushioning which avoids aggravating pain.
- Hardwood floors for wheelchair
- Vinyl floors, which are very affordable and prove to be slip resistant.
Storage considerations for a disablity Granny Flat
- Walk-in-pantry and Walk-in-robe
- The way doors open, eg sliding for specific disabilities
- Ample reachable storage space.
- Built in shelves or half walls near the door to put packages when entering or leaving.
Bathroom considerations for a disability Granny Flat
- A bathroom with hob less (no brick surround) shower access
- Reinforced walls around the toilet, shower & bath to support the safe installation of grab rails at a later stage.
- Slip resistant floor tiles
- Grab rails & bars in the showers and around the toilets.
- Roll-in shower
- Smaller floor tiles, to prevent the floor from chipping and getting damaged.
- Handheld & rain-flow showerhead combination showers and soap dispensers
- Roll-in cabinets or pedestal sink to give ample room for wheelchair.
Kitchen considerations for a disability Granny Flat
- Lower countertops or adjustable work tops
- Avoid round handles
- Pull out pantries
- Pull out cutting boards and lazy susan style corner cabinets
Electrical considerations for a disability Granny Flat
- Dimmable lights
- 15amp power points for hook up of emergency medical equipment if required.
At Cubitt's, we focus on promoting choice for our clients. Supports listed here are for empowering, not limiting individuals. To achieve this, we deliver our service in collaborative and flexible way.
We want you to make all the decisions yourselves, even the smallest decisions. Wont that be terrific to be your own boss. You can go out on your own, do things yourself at your own pace.
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