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Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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How to Make Your Home Wheelchair-Friendly

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If you’re a wheelchair user, making your home wheelchair-friendly and accessible will benefit you greatly.

If you’re a wheelchair user, making your home wheelchair-friendly and accessible will benefit you greatly. Adding home modifications helps a homeowner age in place, and makes for a more pleasant living experience. It takes care and attention to detail to make a home more manageable to maneuver around, but with our wheelchair lifts, we hope that our customers can live a little more comfortably and with fewer limitations. There are many ways to make a home more wheelchair-friendly, but today we’ll focus on some of the top considerations. 

Allow Our Experienced and Trained Technicians to Install a Wheelchair Lift

Wheelchair lift installation is the first step towards making your home more wheelchair accessible. Our skilled team customizes wheelchair lifts so that they fit within the parameters of your home and your needs. Whether you live in a small or large house or need the lift inside or outside, we can accommodate you. 

A Remodeled Bathroom Makes for a Wheelchair-Friendly Home

Bathroom modifications or complete redesigns are crucial to avoid injuries. Also, home modifications help in general with making a homeowner feel more independent. Some of these modifications include installing wider doors and lowering countertops. Another consideration includes adding replacing a tub with a shower stall instead. Grab bars also help prevent slips, falls, and injuries. Also, making sure that the bathroom and the entire house has proper lighting is pivotal as well. Moving light switches lower so they are easier to reach or installing motion lights can make a big difference. Moving throughout a home when it’s hard to see is dangerous for anyone. 

Consider Changing Your Kitchen Around

While tall cabinets look stylish in a home, sometimes they can be an inconvenience. Reaching for a product can cause physical strain for anyone. Consider lowering cabinets so that any products that you need are accessible within seconds. You can also lower kitchen countertops for the same reason. Oven doors with side hinge and pull out shelves are extremely helpful as well. 

The main takeaway is that every person deserves to feel comfortable within their homes. Homes aren’t always tailored to your needs when you buy them, but you can always modify them to fit your needs. We want to help you with that process. If you’re a wheelchair user who’s considering adding a wheelchair lift to their home, then give us a call today!

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 14 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867