Accessible Design: Ramp and Kitchen

Ruth’s Ramp

The elegant landscape ramp.

The elegant landscape ramp.

Front entry zero-clearance access.

Front entry zero-clearance access.

With three steps from the walkway to the front door, inclusive access into Ruth’s home didn’t exist. Having a wheelchair mobile daughter, many visitors of varying ages and going through her own aging process, Ruth wanted a solution that would create ease in entering her home.

We designed this Landscape Ramp rising off the driveway, curving gradually towards the front door and creating a zero-clearance entry. The ramp is visually pleasant, is nestled into the surrounding topography and creates a seamless, good looking pathway welcoming all visitors.

Ruth’s Kitchen

New kitchen for Ruth

New kitchen for Ruth

A 60’s kitchen needed a reconfigured design that would create ease of use for the homeowner wanting to age in place. We brought most of the daily accessed kitchen items into base cabinet drawers and corner lazy susans: tableware, cookware, bakeware and food items. All surfaces are seamless and easily cleaned. There is well placed lighting, including task lighting. The reconfiguration opened up to the sitting area, making for a comfortable gathering, conversation and cooking space.