How do you design a wheelchair accessible kitchen?
If there are hallways, make sure there are wide enough for wheelchair use – at least 36 inches wide. Build an open entry instead of doors. If you have doors, then replace the doorknobs with levers. Make sure there’s knee space under sinks and countertops that the person who uses a wheelchair can work at – countertops in those areas will have to be around 30 inches too.
Having a side-by-side fridge in the kitchen helps and enhances accessibility, so a person using a wheelchair can get to the fridge and freezer easier. Make the ground level if you can.
Hardwood floors would be a better idea; carpets can be a problem. Also. No small carpet in the kitchen because it can get caught under wheels.