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Height Adjustable Systems

  • Kitchen cupboard   
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Stove cooktop
  • Bedroom wardrobes
  • Bathroom sink

Land Estates with 70% plus of Owner Occupiers
Natural Lighting
Fire Sprinklers
Sensory Gardens
Accessible Motor Vechile in garage
Private courtyards outside each bedroom
Synthetic grass in courtyards
Sliding doors for courtyards

Emergency exit door for carer

Lockdown room for carer


Extra storage

OOA office, aswell as OOA bedroom

Second living space (media room)

Wrap around pavement of outside areas

Internet hub system to be inside OOA office or bedroom (normally part of HPS inclusions)

Solar panel for solar energy 

Not charge RRC to the residents of the house

Hydrotherapy pool 

Second living spare or area, where families can come visit the Carer for a meeting, away from the other participants 

Fully or partial furniture

Adjustable medical beds
Wider doorways (eg beriatric participants needing 1.2m wide bedroom doors)

Hallway width of 1.5 metres 

Hoist provision railing going all the way into the bathroom, just just to the entrance of bathroom ensuite

Multiply light switches on all sides of bedroom 

Extra PowerPoints on walls in bedrooms and living areas … always helpful to have more

Have USB charging outlets around kitchen and living rooms
Security systems around the outside of the house, with light sensors and cameras outside

What designs or items can be done to a disability house to make it more user friendly?

  1. Wider pathways and doorways to accommodate mobility devices.
  2. Zero-step entrances to make it easier to enter and exit the house.
  3. Ramps instead of stairs to make it easier to move around the house.
  4. Lever handles instead of doorknobs to make it easier to open doors.
  5. Grab bars in the bathroom and shower to prevent falls.
  6. Walk-in showers with a shower seat to make it easier to shower.
  7. Lower countertops and cabinets in the kitchen to make it easier to reach items.
  8. Motion-activated lights to make it easier to navigate the house.
  9. Smart home technology to control lights, temperature, and other features with voice commands.
  10. Assistive aids such as stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, and elevators to make it easier to move between floors.

What are some design ideas for a wheelchair-friendly kitchen?

  1. Lower countertops and sinks to allow for easier access.
  2. Install pull-out shelves and drawers to make it easier to reach items.
  3. Use lever handles instead of knobs on cabinets and drawers.
  4. Install a wall-mounted oven and microwave at a lower height.
  5. Use a side-by-side refrigerator with a pull-out freezer drawer at the bottom.
  6. Install a cooktop with front controls and a downdraft ventilation system.
  7. Use a single-handle faucet with a pull-out sprayer.
  8. Install task lighting under cabinets to provide better visibility.
  9. Use non-slip flooring to prevent falls.
  10. Add a ramp or lift to provide access to the kitchen if not flat flooring

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