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Modified home, viewed from the front with entrance
Modified home, viewed from the front with entrance

Modified home, viewed from the back with ramp and glassed-in patio
Modified home, viewed from the back with ramp and glassed-in patio

Modified home, viewed from the side with exit to ramp
Modified home, viewed from the side with exit to ramp

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Wheelchair accessible house

Successful modification of old two-story home

Description
An older house with two floors, a basement and spiral stairway was renovated to make it wheelchair accessible. A tower was built to accommodate an elevator (see associated tip) with exits to the top floor, hallway, ground floor and basement. An addition with bedroom and bathroom was under construction when the user was injured and could be designed to meet her needs.
The ground floor contains the kitchen and living room, the top floor has a bedroom, workroom, and bathroom. The basement has laundry facilities, sauna and family room.
A wooden ramp behind the house first leads to an add-on glassed-in room and then down to the garden.

Idea
The user and her family together with an architect

Paid for by
Partially the municipality, partially the user

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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