FOR THE DISABLED AT HOME
If someone in your household uses a wheelchair, has a sight or hearing impairment, or any other disability requiring special features in your home, you usually can find a builder to accommodate your needs. If you contact a builder when a home is in the preconstruction or early construction stage, the builder may be able to install the following items:
• Wheelchair ramps
• Custom handrails and bars
• Specially designed toilets and bathroom fixtures
• Special locks and viewing devices for exterior doors
• Special shelving and kitchen cabinetry
• Special wiring
• Wider doorways
Depending upon the item and when you make the request, a builder may be able to install some special features free or at cost. Other customized items may be treated as change orders for which you would be charged the normal level of profit.
For a list of specially trained service providers and products for the disabled, specifically in the home design and construction fields, visit our page about Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS).
Information courtesy The National Association of Home Builders
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