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How can I make my kitchen sink more accessible?

Here are some things to keep in mind when making your faucets and sinks more accessible:
  • Remove the cabinet under the sink to allow someone in a wheelchair to reach it easier.
  • Locate the kitchen sink at a 45-degree angle in the corner of the kitchen counter, ideally with clear floor space below, low enough (30 to 32 inches from the floor) so that the sink and faucet are within easy reach of someone who is seated.
  • Mount the kitchen faucet at the side to make it easier to reach for someone in a seated position, and for children.
  • Choose single-lever faucet handles that can be operated with one hand. Or, install no-touch motion sensor faucets that turn on and off automatically when you place your hands under the faucet.
  • Install faucets with pull-out, hand-held spray nozzles that allow you to direct the water where you want it.
  • Add a pot-filler faucet near the stove that folds out of the way when not in use.
Home Accessibility (300 Tips for Making Life Easier)

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