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Kitchens and Access




Kitchens and Access

Curated Collection of Articles from the Stepping Thru Accessibility Blog 

Kitchens in mobility feature dwelling units as well as other kitchens in public and common-use areas are complex. I believe I say that about most of access, but kitchen design in and of itself is highly programmatic and adding Access into the mix also adds another level of complexity. Some of the items that complicate these kitchens over and above adaptable or usable kitchens are the requirements for compliant controls as well as 50% of the shelving to be within reach range. This requires thinking outside of the box. If you design and install a typical wall and base cabinet kitchen, more than likely you will not achieve sufficient accessible storage. 

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