Renovations to Create a Handicap Accessible Kitchen

This house had been the family home for over 20 years and the homeowners were looking for ways to make it more inclusive for their adult daughter who is in a wheelchair. They already had a wheelchair lift installed so their daughter could get from her room on the main floor to the kitchen on the split level, but, without a handicap accessible kitchen area, it was difficult to create a fully inclusive kitchen and dining space for the whole family.

A large pass through was created. In addition, the hallway wall leading to the kitchen was also opened. Both changes created a brighter, more open floor plan for the entire level, turning a once dark, isolated kitchen into a brighter more functional and open space. A large skylight was also installed in the kitchen to further bring the kitchen alive.