Universal Design at Home
Create a home that is accessible and comfortable for everyone, no matter their age, size, or ability level.
Be smart when choosing your appliances. A French door-style refrigerator is easier to access from a wheelchair because the freezer is on the bottom.
A smooth induction cooktop, with controls close to the front, makes cooking safer (the burners on an induction cooktop remain cool to the touch).
Lowering wall ovens a few inches and installing a drawer dishwasher are also key components to consider.
>Take a tour of the Cooking Light 2008 FitHouse Universal Design kitchen.