How to Design a Home for Physically Disabled Occupants

How to Design a Home for Physically Disabled Occupants

Fairtech Contracting Ltd are your local architects Wigan, we have been designing homes for a wide range of occupants for a number of years now.

We know that when it comes to designing a home for a physically disabled occupant, there are so many useful features that can make life that bit easier for those with physical disabilities.

When designing a home, the layout, features and everything else within the property should be created with mobility and access in mind.

So, how do you best design a home for physically disabled occupants?

Handrails and Supports Where Required

This one may seem obvious but because of that, it is often forgotten about. Handrails and supports where required have the potential to completely change the way in which a disabled occupant can navigate their home.

Key areas that we suggest considering when it comes to supports and handrails are: the bedroom, the bathroom/toilet, the kitchen, the lounge and anywhere else that the occupant may need help or support when moving.

If you are not sure where they may need support in the form of rails etc, contact your architects Wigan– Fairtech Contracting today for help and advice designing a home that will make all the difference to a disabled occupant.

Consider a One Story home

If the home is being built from the ground up, a one story home design can greatly benefit a disabled occupant. Those that struggle with mobility often struggle the most when it comes to traversing stairs and other forms of inclines.

If you have the choice, consider designing a one story home so that stairs and other forms of incline are no longer an issue.

If you the house has already been built or simply needs to be two storeys high, a stair lift could be the necessary requirement.

Speak to Your Architects Wigan Today

If you are not sure whether you need to design a one story home or simply introduced a stair lift into a multi storey home, contact your trusted architects Wigan today for help and advice.

Ramps and Lifts Outside Your Home

Ramps and Lifts for many, are an absolute necessity in order to enter their home. If an occupant has issues with mobility, climbing a set of stairs to gain access to their house may well not be an option.

The design stage of building a home needs to greatly consider this, the introduction of a well built ramp or exterior lift can be the perfect solution to this problem.

Contact your architects Wigan today for help and advice on how to ensure the home you design is easy to access for physically disabled occupants.

Speak to Your Architects Wigan Today

Contact your architects Wigan today for help and advice on how to best design a home for a disabled occupant. The home may be for you, a loved one or someone else, whoever it is for we will be able to make recommendations and suggestions on how to make life that bit easier for them.

Contact us for a free quote today.