Reposted from Architect’s Newspaper.
When designing a kitchen for accessibility, a deep understanding of the client’s needs is imperative. With all the advances in accessible design, a beautiful and efficient kitchen can be designed to be ergonomic for everyone that lives in a home whether or not they are disabled. Easy access is key for ADA compliant kitchens, which leads to the five requirements:
1) Clearance: It is required to allow enough space for wheelchairs to freely move around. A pass-through kitchen should be 40” wide and 60” wide for a U-shaped kitchen
2) Workspace: A 30” wide section of unobstructed counterspace must be provided
3) Sink: Perhaps the most important element in the kitchen, the sink must be unobstructed and located 28-34 inches above the floor. BLANCO’s PRECIS ADA single bowl kitchen sink features an on-trend shape that combines beauty and accessibility. This 25″ wide sink features a 5″ inner bowl depth, which meets rigorous ADA constraints, ensuring compliance. And with BLANCO’s patented SILGRANIT® material, this sink will remain a chip, stain and heat-resistant fixture in kitchen for years to come
4) Cabinets: 50% of all shelf space must be accessible
5) Appliances: Must have a clear floor space of 30×48 inches positioned forward
To learn more about BLANCO’s ADA-Compliant sinks, click here: https://www.blanco-germany.com/en_us/en_us/sinks/ada_sinks/ada_sinks.html