If you are restricted to a wheelchair, it can be frustrating to find a home that is able to accommodate your disability. Another option that you might want to consider is hiring a contractor to construct a home from the ground up that is able to accommodate all of your needs. This article will explain a few good reasons why having your house custom built can work in your favor when there are multiple handicapped-accessible features that you need in order to live comfortably.
1. You Can Choose The Location
If your disability has put limitations on how easy it is for you to drive, the location of your house can make a big difference in your life. Hiring a custom home builder gives you the opportunity to have your house built in an area that has a lot of stores and sidewalks. Since you are in a wheelchair, nearby stores and sidewalks will make it easy for you to get do some shopping without having to ask someone to take you all of the time. You can also make sure that your house is constructed in an area that is not too hilly, as hilly neighborhoods can make it difficult to maneuver around in a wheelchair (depending on the model that you have).
2. Doorways Can Be Customized
You don't want to live in a home that has average doorways when you have to use a wheelchair. A home builder will be able to make the doorways in your house as wide as you need them to be. He or she can also install interior doors that have sensors that will automatically open them so you won't have to worry about turning doorknobs or pushing them open.
3. You Can Opt For Ramps And An Elevator
A home builder can make sure that there are ramps installed all around your house. Although there are some houses that can already be purchased with ramps, they might not have them in every area that is needed. Getting an elevator installed is another advantage that you will have, which can come in handy if you want a home with more than one story.
4. Kitchen Cabinets Can Be Customized
You can make sure that your kitchen cabinets are installed at a level that is easy for you to access. A home builder can actually construct the kitchen in a way that makes it easy for you to cook, open the refrigerator and get goods out of cabinets without needing someone to help.
You will feel completely self-sufficient with a customized house that is made handicapped-accessible for your specific needs. Speak to a builder about new homes in your area today.