Custom homes are wonderful for so many different reasons. One great thing about customizing your home is the fact that you can make it work well for you if you or someone in your family has some type of special need. Your contractor will be able to work with you to create an amazing home that will work well for you. This article will discuss 3 special needs customizations that you can add to your home.
If you or someone in your family spends a great deal, if not all, of time in a wheelchair or motorized scooter, then you will be happy to know that you can have your home built with ramps instead of stairs. These ramps can be installed both outside of your home, as well as inside. You can have stairs leading in from your front door and garage, as well as from the back of your home. Inside, you can have a ramp that leads you to your second floor, if you have one. This makes getting to all areas of your home possible and makes entering and exiting your home so much easier.
Shorter Counters and Cabinets
If you are very small in size, then you may benefit from having your home customized with shorter counters and cabinets. As you are working with your contractor to build your home, you can discuss the exact height that you would like the cabinets and countertops in your kitchen and bathrooms to be. This will make it much easier for you to optimize all of the space in these areas because you will be able to reach everything that is stored inside. You can also adjust the handles on your doors, the height of your light switches, the height of each of your stairs, and more.
Easy Access Tubs and Showers
You can also have tubs and showers installed in your home for a variety of different special needs. For example, you can have showers installed that are level with the floor so you can easily wheel a wheel chair inside without having to worry about hitting a ledge. Tubs can be installed that have doors that open so that they are easy to get into and sit down. This doors seals shut once it has been closed, making it just like any other bathtub. These showers and tubs can also have hand rails that go all the way around the walls so that you won't have a problem holding yourself up while you shower.