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2004 Best Residential
Insurance Restoration

2004 Best Residential
Universal Design

Bentley Design & Remodeling
Remodelers of Hanford, CA

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Industry Associations: NARI, NKBA, CKBR
Professional Designation:

Lori Bentley, CKBR
610 West 7th St.
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-582-5561
Fax: 559-582-7664

2004 Best Residential Universal Design

The owners built this home about 25 years ago after one of them was confined to a wheelchair after a serious automobile accident. Wider halls and doors, ramps and thresholds were the only signs of a universal design. The kitchen appliances and sink were not useable from a seated position, nor was the bar/message center which had a counter top at 36. The entry was not large enough to access for someone in a wheelchair, nor was it large enough for greeting guests. Their job was to redesign the living space so everyone, including the physically challenged, could have access and function independently. There were numerous considerations and constraints present during this project, but the end result is an open living space that is useable and functional, especially from a universal standpoint.