Kitchens are the highest function room in the house; they are full of potential sources of strains, repetitive motion, and awkward positions. In addition, all residents of the home use this space; therefore, it needs to be accessible by the least able and the most able person as well as the tallest and smallest.
Some of the biggest obstacles to designing an accessible kitchen is access to sinks, cabinets, countertops (worktops) and appliances which are usually not usable for people who are sitting or in a wheelchair.
This is where the study of ergonomics enters into the picture. Ergonomics takes into account the user's capabilities and finds methods that make tasks easier utilizing equipment, information and the surrounding environment.
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Wellborn's Active Living cabinetry can help you create a beautiful kitchen that maximizes the independence and changing abilities of all household members.
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