Universal Kitchen Design
Kitchens today are often used for more than just cooking. As the “heart” of your home, the kitchen is a place for gathering and socializing for family and friends. As such, it should be efficient and accommodate every need—and a universal kitchen design does just this.
In fact, a universal kitchen design is one of the best kinds of design. Not only does it meet the needs of everyone, but with the right design, it can also look great for many years. A universal kitchen design is ideal for people with all different needs and goals, including:
- Those who want to stay in their home for the long term
- People with physical disabilities
- Those who want to increase their home’s value and eventually sell in the future
A universal kitchen design accommodates everyone!
Features of a Universal Kitchen Design
Universal kitchen designs include features like:
- Pullout shelves and counters
- Kick plate for the dishwasher (improved access with reduced bending)
- Adjustable-height sinks
- Good task lighting for work areas
- D-shaped handles and pulls (rather than knobs) for pantries and cabinets
- Multi-level countertops, two-tiered islands, etc.
- Built-in bar stools
- Lower-level cabinets
- Wide entryways (36 inches or wider)
- Non-skid and slip-resistant flooring
- Obstruction-free work space (keep the kitchen “work triangle” in mind!)
- Low-gloss finishes and other elements to help reduce glare
- Countertop materials that are easy to clean
- Contrasting colors to increase visibility
- Faucets with temperature controls to prevent scalding
Interested in a Universal Kitchen Design?
Do you want a universal, user-friendly kitchen for your home? If so, you need a custom kitchen designer in Maryland—and the professionals at Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens can work with you to come up with the design you’re looking for.
For nearly 30 years, we’ve been helping homeowners all over the DC Metropolitan area with their kitchen design needs. Contact us today if you want to learn more about our services, or visit our showroom in Rockville today!
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