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Design for Elderly and Disabled Environments: . Laundry Part 6 of 10. Making Homes More Comfortable and Accessible. Common Barriers Remodeled Laundry Area Appliances Utility Sinks Work Counter Additional Changes. Contents. Common Barriers.

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design for elderly and disabled environments

Design for Elderly and Disabled Environments:

Laundry

Part 6 of 10

Making Homes More Comfortable and Accessible

contents
Common Barriers

Remodeled Laundry Area

Appliances

Utility Sinks

Work Counter

Additional Changes

Contents
common barriers
Common Barriers
  • Storage shelves or wall cabinets are out of reach.
  • Knob handles on storage cabinets are difficult to grasp.
  • Rear-mounted controls are difficult to reach
  • Utility sink is in an awkward location.
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Common Barriers
  • Knob handles are difficult to use on utility sink.
  • Top-loading washers require awkward reaching.
  • Work counter lacks knee space.
remodeled laundry area
Remodeled Laundry Area
  • Storage shelves should be 48” maximum from the floor.
  • Loop handles are easier to use.
  • Lowered or adjustable work counters are accessible for users.
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Remodeled Laundry Area
  • Large print operating instructions are easy for everyone to read.
  • Appliance doors have space to swing back and open wide.
  • Adequate lighting improves use of appliances
  • Additional storage is provided in raised platform.
appliances
Appliances
  • Front-mounted controls are easiest to reach.
  • Best to provide 180º swinging room for dryer door.
  • A side swinging door with adequate spacing is best for accessibility.
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Appliances
  • Raised platform can also be used for storage.
utility sinks
Utility Sinks
  • Consider replacing faucet handles with levers or asymmetrical handles.
  • Locate a new sink so it can be accessed from a parallel position.
work counter
Work Counter
  • Consider replacing traditional existing work counters with fixed base cabinets.
  • Consider replacing work countertops with the adjustable countertops.
additional changes
Additional Changes
  • Use grabbers or reachers
  • Use rolling carts
  • Install loop handle hardware
  • Install a platform