Accessible countertops and work surfaces should be designed and built around the needs of you or your loved one. With a comfortable height, it will allow for ease of use. Additionally, counters and sink space should be clear of obstructions to allow users to approach the surface.
This is a big one. Height, reach, and other safety features should all be considered when configuring new countertops and cabinets.
Rounded corners and edges help avoid injuries. Non-glare materials allow people to see better. And AginginPlace.org suggests adding an emergency grab bar on the side of countertops to help break a fall.
Frequently Asked Questions
Counters should be positioned substantially lower than the average height of around 36 inches. Accessible counters should be no higher than 34” and not lower than 28 inches.
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