In design school, a large portion of our education was on learning how to design a space that was accessible to everyone, including people in wheelchairs. I always think about this when I am in any commercial space but I have never thought that much about it in a residence since I have finished school.
I just found out that Stepper Custom Homes announced that they are working with the Accessible Housing Society of Calgary to design an open concept floor plan with the main areas of the house on one level.
Here is the info I found on their site:
- 3′-0″ wide doorways
- 4′-0″ wide hallways for ease of passage
- Allowance for 5′-0″ turning radius for wheelchairs where required
- Galley style kitchen capable of being fully accessible
- Ability to build a fully zero-grade entry
Way to go Calgary. I am so happy that something like this is available.