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Universal Design kitchen cabinets

Typically, the rooms that we spend the majority of our time in—kitchens and baths—are the ones that present the most challenges. But they don’t have to anymore. The Passport Series features kitchen and bath cabinets designed for individuals of all ages and abilities. KraftMaid understands that a barrier-free life is easier, more convenient and more enjoyable. Consider these ideas:

Kitchens

  • Remove threshold areas to allow barrier-free entry and exiting from the room.
  • Allow a five-foot radius of clear turning space throughout the room.
  • Raise dishwashers to make them easier to load and unload.
  • Install mounted ovens and microwaves at the preferred height for individuals and adjust the height of countertop surfaces to allow tasks to be performed more comfortably.
  • Smooth surfaces for countertops and cooktops make it easier to move items and clean up.
  • Bright task lighting helps with food preparation, while in-cabinet lighting banishes dark corners and makes labels easier to read.
  • Single lever faucets and pulls rather than knobs on cabinets and drawers are easier to grip.
  • Non-skid flooring provides a safe environment for young and old.

Baths

  • Installing grab-bars in strategic places helps navigation through a space and assists when standing or leaning to open hard-to-reach items.

In kind, the Passport Series is certified for Universal Design by the Institute for In Technology Development. This cabinetry bears the “User Tested” seal, having undergone extensive testing by individuals with varying physical abilities.

KraftMaid’s Passport Series offers style and functionality. The wide variety of finishes, door styles and decorative enhancements let you showcase your personal style, while the thoughtfully-engineered cabinetry provides flexibility to create the environment that best suits your needs.

With the Passport Series, you can create an atmosphere that is beautiful, safe and easy for anyone to work in!

Working With a Designer

Working with a designer who is knowledgeable about universal design and the ADA Accessibility Guidelines is the best way to ensure that your design incorporates concepts that improve function and access for every member and guest of your household—regardless of age or ability.

Source: www.kraftmaid.com
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