Accessible Home Design: Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User
What must I do to install an elevator in my two-story home? Can I retrofit my master bathroom to include a spacious roll-in shower? How can my flower garden be made more accessible? The architecture staff of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has been solving these and other issues related to accessible design for decades.
Accessible home projects have always involved intricate planning and design, but their construction is often compromised because builders are unfamiliar with the specialized concepts and techniques. The need for expert information on this area of design is critical, and in response, PVA offers this revised and expanded second edition of Accessible Home Design.
Each chapter addresses accessibility related to specific building components. Subjects include entrances, residential elevators and lifts, kitchen design, bath and toilet room plans, plumbing fixtures, grab bars, doors, windows and outdoor rooms, and garden paths.
With careful planning and Accessible Home Design as your guide, you can develop attractive and functional designs that not only improve accessibility, but also increase the comfort and enjoyment of your home.
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By by Thomas D. Davies, Jr., and Carol Peredo Lopez
Paralyzed Veterans of America, 2006
Paperback, 148 pages
8.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
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