How to Create an Accessible Kitchen in Chapel Hill, NC

In Chapel Hill, NC, ADA certified kitchen modifications are within easy reach, at least when you turn to the accessibility experts here at Orthopedic Service Company. We specialize in creating accessible kitchens for everyone to enjoy. And, if the prospect of redesigning your entire kitchen feels overwhelming, don’t worry! We work with all kinds of needs and all kinds of kitchens. Whether you want to completely modify your kitchen or just make a few small but helpful changes, we’ve got you covered.

Adjustable Options

When choosing ADA certified kitchen modifications, Chapel Hill, NC residents often turn to simple but highly effective options that can work throughout the house. 

Counters, cabinets, shelves, and more can all pose a problem for those with mobility challenges or for those who use wheelchairs. And, while lowering these fixtures permanently is a great solution, you can also choose a change that’s not set in stone. For example, you can choose adjustable shelves, cabinetry, and more, all designed to work at different heights and in different ways to suit every need and preference.

Accessible Sinks

Disabled Man Preparing Food In KitchenThe sink is an important part of any kitchen. And, in a wheelchair accessible kitchen, special care must be taken to ensure the sink can be used by all.

Sometimes, this might mean lowering the sink. Or, if your sink is already at a good height, it could mean getting rid of any obstructions that make it hard to access for a person using a wheelchair or other mobility device. Some sinks can even be built right into accessible countertops if desired.

Here at Orthopedic Service Company, we can help you to choose the ideal sink (and more!) to make your kitchen more accessible. And, if you’re not sure what your exact needs are, we’re happy to provide free in-home assessments and recommendations.

Accessible Appliances

In addition to the kitchen sink, all appliances in a handicap kitchen should be accessible for the mobility impaired. This includes stoves, ovens, dishwashers, and more. By clearing surrounding obstructions, placing appliances at the proper level, and, in some cases, allowing side access, all areas and parts of the kitchen can be used by all members of your family.

We are happy to work with you to help you find new appliances or modify current appliances and their placements to make your kitchen a more welcoming and accessible place.

Reach Out To Us

Ready to make some of these changes in your Chapel Hill, NC kitchen? Or, maybe you just have questions and would like us to take a look at your current kitchen setup. Whatever the case may be, we’re always here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.