This project was completed for a disabled veteran. The client considers his house his
“forever home.” He lives in a split-level house built in the mid-70s. He was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and wanted to ensure his ability to stay in his forever home, so he contacted Accessibility Remodeling.
In this project, the work completed included an elevator shaft with a room addition wrapped around it. The room addition features an accessible bathroom, complete with a barrier-free shower, roll-under vanity, comfort height toilet, and grab bars. We also installed plenty of LED lights to enhance the lighting in the space. You would be amazed how much improving your lighting makes your home more accessible.
We were able to make the bathroom large enough that it meets the 5-foot diameter, 360 degree turn-radius guidelines set forth in the ADA.
The room addition was installed on the main level of the house. We designed this project with the future in mind-currently the addition is considered general use living space; however, it could easily be converted to a bedroom should the client’s mobility needs change where going up and down the stairs in his home be.
The elevator makes it possible for him to get to all of the levels of his home, including emergency egress.
You can view exterior photos of the project below.