Design Tips for ADA Compliant Kitchens
Adding ADA Compliant kitchen faucets and sinks is an easy way to update your home, and make it accessible for all residents, regardless of any age or ability. American Standard offers a range of ADA Compliant Kitchen Sink and Kitchen Faucets to make living at home more convenient for your needs. Here are some tips on designing a compliant kitchen.
Faucets should be ergonomic and designed with a single, easy to grip control so that operation is simple and effortless. Faucets should only require the use of one hand to turn on and off. Hands-free faucet technology, such as Selectronic, is a great option to use in an ADA Kitchen.
Sinks designed to be wheelchair accessible are usually shallow and range from 5 inches to 6.5 inches deep. This allows user to to reach all the way to the bottom of the sink, and still provide enough clearance under the sink for a wheelchair or other walking aid. To better accommodate wheelchair users, make sure the countertop or work surface is between 29 – 36 inches high.
A walk through kitchen should be 40 inches wide to allow for a wheel chair to fit, while an enclosed, pass through kitchen should have 60 inches of open space to allow for a wheelchair to be able to turn around.