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THE RIGHT SPACE

A Wheelchair Access Guide

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Accessible Home Design

 



The Right Space is the easy-to-understand wheelchair access guide because it uses over 300 three-dimensional drawings to illustrate accessible ramps, bathrooms, kitchens and more.

The easy-to-follow detailed drawings show you what is essential for wheelchair access, the ability to enter a home and use any fixture in any order-and ensure that you have a safe, attractive home for the entire family.

Renovating a Home for a Disabled Person?
Designing New Construction for Future Needs?
Asking a Realtor To Identify an Adaptable Home?
Then This Guide Is For You.

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The Right Space's detailed drawings illustrate:

  • Fixture Width, Height and Depth Details
  • Turning Spaces
  • Ramps and Ramp Landings
  • Doorways, Landings and Hallway Width
  • Inaccessible Bathrooms Explained
  • Accessible Bathroom Designs
  • Accessible Kitchen Designs
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An Accessible Bathroom

The bathroom below is on page 127. Like most of the drawings in The Right Space, this complete bathroom is an easy-to-understand isometric drawing.

Succeeding drawings have all the width, depth, height, and turning space measurements that make that fixture accessible. How various bathroom fixtures fit next to each other is detailed as well.

Please note the different floor spaces that allow you to use each fixture.

  • Number 1, the Circular Floor Space allows you access to the sink, shower or toilet.
  • Number 2, the Sink Clear Floor Space allows you to use the sink.
  • Number 3, the Water Closet Clear Floor Space allows you access to the toilet.
  • Number 4, the Transfer Shower clear floor space.
  • Number 5, the Front Approach-Push Side Landing egress from the bathroom.


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A Visitable Home is a Friendly Home

If a person in a wheelchair visits your home, will he or she be able to use your bathroom?

If that person can, you may have a Visitable home.

A Visitable Home home has these three assets:

  • Zero Step Entrance – easy entry for a baby stroller or a wheelchair.
  • Wide Enough Doorsways and Passageways – allows wheelchair access into any room and makes moving furniture easier.
  • An Accessible Bathroom – an accessible first-floor bathroom makes for a friendly home when a disabled person visits, and in a medical emergency, you are able to convalesce at home, not in an expensive care facility.

Myths, facts and how much Visitability costs are at concretechange.org.


To the left are two examples of accessible entrance landings.

In this drawing, the landing space on the left is a Front Approach-Push Side Landing.

The landing space on the right is a Latch Approach-Pull Side Landing.

Regardless of which side of a door you are on, the landing space (width and depth) that allows you to open the door and pass through is dictated by door handle location and approach direction.

Contents of The Right Space



The Right Space has what other books do not, over 300 detailed drawings that show you grab bar and fixture placement, complete bathrooms, and pictures that guide you through all of the contents below.

And all the minimum and maximum width, depth, and height details in The Right Space come from the ADA guidelines issued by the United States Access Board.





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INTRODUCTION – page 7
GLOSSARY AND NOTES – page 8
  • CLEAR FLOOR SPACE
  • CROSS SLOPE
  • KNEE AND TOE SPACE
  • RAMP...more
PRIMARY FLOOR SPACES – page 11
  • WIDTH, DEPTH, AND SLOPE
  • WHEELCHAIR CLEAR FLOOR SPACE
  • RUNNING SLOPE
  • CROSS SLOPE
  • VERTICAL CHANGE IN LEVEL
  • BEVELED CHANGE IN LEVEL
  • FLOOR TILE, CARPET, DECK AND GRATE SPACING
TURNING – page 29
  • TURNING SPACES
  • 90 DEGREE TURN – through doorway
  • ASSOCIATED 90 DEGREE TURNS – two examples
  • CIRCULAR TURNING SPACE
  • T – SHAPED TURNING SPACE
  • ELLIPTICAL TURNING SPACE
  • TURNING NOTES
DOORS AND PASSAGEWAYS – page 41
  • HINGED DOOR - Typical Guidelines
  • DOUBLE DOORS
  • POCKET DOOR AND FOLDING DOOR
  • PASSAGEWAY WIDTH
  • DOORWAY AND PASSAGEWAY NOTES
ENTRANCE LANDINGS – page 49
  • ACCESSIBLE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
  • FRONT APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING
  • FRONT APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING
  • LATCH APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING
  • LATCH APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING
  • HINGE APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING
  • HINGE APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDINGS
LANDINGS AND RAMPS – page 59
  • LANDING - RAMP - LANDING
  • LANDING - Typical Guidelines, Where Ramps Change Direction
  • RAMP IN NEW CONSTRUCTION - Typical Guidelines, Running Slope, Cross Slope, Maximum Rise, Accessible Design Considerations
  • RAMP IN EXISTING CONSTRUCTION - Exception One, Design Considerations
  • RAMP IN EXISTING CONSTRUCTION - Exception Two, Design Considerations
REACH, APPROACH, AND EGRESS - page 73
  • REACH AND APPROACH DIRECTION
  • REACH AND OBSTRUCTIONS
  • FORWARD APPROACH - Unobstructed High Forward Reach, Low Forward Reach
  • FORWARD APPROACH - Obstructed High Forward Reach
  • PARALLEL APPROACH - Unobstructed Parallel Reach, High Parallel Reach, Low Parallel Reach, Obstructed High Parallel Reach
  • HIGH AND LOW REACH AND VIEW
  • EGRESS
INTERIOR LANDINGS - page 87
  • ACCESSIBLE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
  • FRONT APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING
  • FRONT APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING
  • LATCH APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING
  • LATCH APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING
  • HINGE APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING
  • HINGE APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDINGS
  • OVERLAPPING LANDINGS - Where Doors Swing Away From Each Other, Where Doors Swing in the Same Direction
  • PASSAGEWAY LANDINGS - Forward Approach and Parallel Approach
  • POCKET DOOR LANDINGS - Front Approach, Latch Approach, Pocket Approach
  • HALLWAYS
  • LANDING NOTES
RESIDENTIAL BATHROOMS - page 105
  • TYPICAL BATHROOM - Access Problems
  • BATHROOM ONE - Fixing Access Problems
  • BATHROOM TWO - Roll-in Shower without Seat, Lavatory, and Water Closet. What is a Rough-in Dimension?
  • BATHROOM THREE - Roll-in Shower with Seat, Lavatory, and Water Closet
  • BATHROOM FOUR - Alternate Shower with Seat, Lavatory, and Water Closet
  • BATHROOM NOTES
WATER CLOSET / TOILET - page 117
  • WATER CLOSET - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Rough-in Considerations
  • LAVATORY NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET - Minimum Distance
  • FIXTURE NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET
  • WATER CLOSET HARD EDGES - Front Edge, Seat Side Edge
  • OVERLAPPING SPACES
LAVATORY / SINK - page 129
  • LAVATORY - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines
  • KNEE AND TOE SPACE - Typical Guidelines
  • LAVATORY IN AN ALCOVE
  • LAVATORY NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET - Minimum Distance
  • FIXTURE NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET
  • LAVATORY NEXT TO A BATHING FIXTURE - Bathtub, Roll-in Shower without Seat, Bathing Fixture with
  • Seat, Transfer Shower, Alternate Shower with Seat
  • MANEUVERING IN AND MANEUVERING OUT
  • OVERLAPPING SPACES
BATHROOM CABINET, COUNTERTOP AND SINK - page 143
  • BATHROOM SINK WITH FORWARD APPROACH - Typical Guidelines
  • BATHROOM SIZE
  • WATER CLOSET HARD EDGES - Front Edge and Seat Side Edge
  • FIXTURE NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET
  • CABINET, COUNTERTOP, AND TURNING SPACE
  • CABINET AND COUNTERTOP NEXT TO A BATHING FIXTURE - Bathtub, Roll-in Shower without Seat, Bathing Fixture with Seat, Transfer Shower, Alternate Shower with Seat
  • CABINET, COUNTERTOP, AND OVERALL BATHROOM SIZE
BATHTUB - page 159
  • BATHTUB - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathing Fixture Width, Rough-in Considerations, Bathing Fixture Depth, Rough-in Considerations
  • BATHTUB WITH PERMANENT SEAT - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations
ROLL-IN SHOWER - page 175
  • ROLL-IN SHOWER WITHOUT SEAT - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations
  • ROLL-IN SHOWER WITH SEAT - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations
TRANSFER SHOWER and ALTERNATE SHOWER - page 189
  • TRANSFER SHOWER - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations
  • ALTERNATE SHOWER WITH SEAT (end wall controls) - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Fixture Location, Rough-in Considerations
  • ALTERNATE SHOWER WITH SEAT (back wall controls) - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Fixture Location, Rough-in Considerations
  • SEAT WALL - Entry Side and Adjacent Side Setbacks
  • ADA COMPLIANT BATHING SEAT - Planning and Availability
KITCHEN - page 211
  • KITCHEN - Accessible Design Considerations
  • CABINET STRUCTURE - Toe Kick Height, Cabinet and Countertop Height, Work Surface and Sink Fixtures
  • APPROACH CLEAR FLOOR SPACE
  • HIGH AND LOW REACH
  • U - SHAPED KITCHEN
  • PASS THROUGH KITCHEN
  • APPROACH EXAMPLES - Refrigerator-Freezer and Cooktop, Dishwasher, Sink, Work Surface, Range, Built-in Oven
  • FIXTURE HEIGHT AND LOCATION
  • MANEUVERING INSIDE A KITCHEN
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