Ideas - Floors and Walls



Adaptive Designs/Assistive Equipment

Welcome, HOME is filled with accessible design ideas. Some ideas are more elaborate than others. We are most satisfied when we find a simple solution to an accessibility challenge.

We'd like to hear about the solutions you have come up with. Photos are encouraged!

Please send us your ideas and photos.
Mail:    4260 W. Hawthorne Drive
            West Bend, WI 53090


The following are just a few of our ideas:


threshold underlayment

To avoid a rise between the finished floor and the exterior door threshold the incline was eliminated before the carpet was laid.



Two examples of "mini-ramps" leading from Porch threshold fixthe guest bedrooms to the screened porch. Both are constructed from cedar (one a single piece, the other is several strips). Both are glued and then screwed down to the porch floor to ensure sturdiness.


bathroom wall reinforcementBecause Welcome, HOME was newly constructed, we reinforced all the bathroom walls with sheets of 5/8 inch 5-ply plywood anywhere a grab bar may be located, such as around bath tubs, toilets and sinks.

This reinforcement provides extra support for grap bars, towel bars and toilet paper holder - anything that protrudes from the wall. It also allows for grab bars to easily be relocated in the future, if necessary.





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