This project is a
multi-phase renovation of a ground level condominium. The wife is an
artist and loves color. One of her clearly stated objectives was that
nothing should look institutional. In the kitchen, the space between the
cabinets was widened to 42 inches and the door widened to 36 inches.
Installing shallower cabinets made items in the cabinets easier to
reach. Widening the hallways to 42 inches required relocating closets.
The second bedroom in the home is used as a studio, so the closets were
removed and closets added to the master bedroom. The existing sliding
doors to the garden sit on a frame that is two-inches above the floor.
In addition to building a ramp to the garden, we also had to install a
threshold ramp so a wheelchair could be rolled through the patio door
and down the ramp to the outdoors. The apartment now accommodates the
additional needs of both the husband and wife and is a warm, comfortable
home in which they can stay as they age and continue to live