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Kitchen Modifications

 SPN provides services of kitchen cabinet modification throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware. SPN can sell you the aging in place kitchen accessibility equipment you need and ship it throughout the entire USA. Visit our Store

Roll Under Sink

Roll under kitchen Sinks are one of our many accessibility options offered with kitchen for old people. 

We provide aging-in-place kitchen design installation and modification needed with the most significant degree of craftsmanship to meet all ADA Compliance requirements.

Advantages of Roll Under Sinks

  • Typical countertops are positioned at a height of 36”. To make countertops accessible the work surface should be installed at a 34” height

  • Pull-out shelves coming out of the countertop is another good way to create easily accessible working space to prepare food.

  • Make sure countertop is not obstructed by base cabinets to allow for knee and toe clearance

  • Sinks that have open space beneath the sink that provides wheelchair or walker accessibility will allow users to access the sink. Knee clearance for a sink needs to be at least 27” high, 8” deep at the knees or 11” deep for children

  • The drain should be placed in the rear of the sink so the piping underneath will not prevent a person in a wheelchair from rolling underneath. Pipes should be insulated or enclosed to protect legs from hot pipes

  • Faucets should be single lever for convenience and a hose sprayer is often useful. There are "hands-free" sinks available if desired. Faucets can also be side-mounted for greater accessibility. A small slide out drawer or cabinet near the sink can be handy for cleaning supplies.

Lower Mounted Kitchen Cabinets

Lower mounted kitchen for old people New Jersey & Delaware is designed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines for accessibility.

  • More accessibility and less dependence on help from others 

  • Although more costly, electric powered adjustable cabinets, which lower and raise the cabinet height with a touch of a button allows the cabinets to become accessible to all users

  • At least 50% of all cabinet space should be accessible. This is one area where accessibility can meet design for a unique and satisfying design process. Carefully work with your clients to determine the best layout that satisfies both minimum requirements and how they plan to use the kitchen

  • Other than Lazy Susans, sliding shelves are a great way to create additional storage space within existing lower cabinets. Also, their customizable shapes allow for the utilization of otherwise dead space

  • If your base cabinet height, countertop thickness, or backsplash/wall clearance height will differ from the standard heights above, you’ll need to adjust the upper cabinet mounting height so that it represents the sum of these three heights. Measuring the upper cabinet height from the ground is recommended when the base cabinet and its countertop haven’t been installed yet because you intend to install them after the upper cabinets or because you never plan to install base cabinets in the room (e.g. in a laundry room that doesn’t need them.)

  • Along with lower stove and oven heights, it is important that stove top controls be placed at the front of the stovetop. This will prevent users from having to reach across potentially hot burners to turn them on or off. It is also beneficial to have separate oven and stove top units so they both be placed at accessible heights.

Advantages of Lower Mounted Cabinets

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