Wheelchair Ramps

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If stairs provide the only way into a house, a ramp may need to be installed.

Wheelchair ramps offer the wheelchair user, the walker user, or anyone with limited mobility, greater safety and freedom. They permit the user, as well as the person pushing, safe and easy access into and out of a building. A lack of a safe exit poses not only an inconvenience, but a safety hazard as well, especially in case of fire or other emergencies.

Wheelchair ramps are often covered by grants from many funding agencies which you can find on our Resources Page. For commercial buildings, a wheelchair ramp (or another way for wheelchair users to access a building such as a wheelchair lift or elevator) are now required in new construction for public accommodations in the United States by the ADA.

Wheelchair ramps are commonly built with pressure-treated wood and require the same maintenance as any deck constructed out of pressure treated lumber. They can also be constructed out of maintenance-free vinyl along with a composite decking material which adds not only safe and independent access to the home, but added value to the home as well, along with a definite maintenance-free feature many people desire.

Stair Lifts

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One of the best ways to reduce the trouble of some disabled individuals as they access a staircase is using stair lifts.

Being physically impaired is challenging to live with. Some individuals are already physically debilitated since the day they were born. Others were handicapped because of some accidents that left them with irreversible injuries while most individuals are experiencing the ordeals of growing older.

In order to prevent any type of accidents that may possibly occur while disabled individuals access a staircase, stair lifts for the elderly and physically challenged individuals are the best or ideal options. These stair lifts will effortlessly carry a person safely and securely with the simple touch of the control pad.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Vertical Lifts

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Vertical lifts can be used indoor as well as outdoors. They also offer easy access for people who suffer from mobility and disability problems.

A vertical platform lift is basically a personal elevator. In residential settings, they are frequently used as a means of climbing those often narrow porch steps. They are responsible for helping people maintain the same quality of life that they are accustomed to.

A vertical platform lift can greatly increase mobility and allow you to retain your independence. For many individuals, it opens doors that were otherwise unreachable, both mentally and of course, physically.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Handicap Accessible Kitchens

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Handicap accessible kitchens will aid not only the disabled, but also make the kitchen safer and easier to use for the entire family.

The kitchen is often the most important, and the most used, room in the home. It's where the family gathers and it is often where many hours are spent caring for the family. We follow the requirements in designing an ADA kitchen and offer ideas for barrier-free kitchen design, wheelchair mobility, work space comfort, and accessibility to cabinets and storage space.

Today, we work to make it easier, more comfortable and more enjoyable for everyone with accessible needs to work in the kitchen.

Our kitchens are completely adaptable and can be easily converted to provide accessibility and are the ideal choice for renovations. We offer premier cabinetry featuring a complete selection of accessible compact kitchen designs for the physically challenged. Keep in mind, that renovations for accessibility are often funded by grants or low interest loan programs.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Handicap Accessible Bathrooms

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Safe bathing is deserved by all, no matter their condition. This is achieved when you depend on us to remodel your bathroom with safety in mind.

When we are facing a physical limitation, safe and independent bathing is just no longer possible in a conventional bathroom, modifications are needed. A bathroom remodel can be simple with the right accessories, including specialized grab bars to help make moving around safer and easier. It can also mean a complete bathroom upgrade, with the end result looking stylish and up to date.

A well-designed handicap bathroom also allows an individual the ability to maneuver a wheelchair freely to access the sink, toilet and shower. The floor plan allows easy access to all features of the bathroom. Personal care procedures can be done while sitting down. There are many products to assist with personal care, raised toilet seats, walk-in bathtubs, roll-in showers, anti-scald regulators, handrails, hardware and more.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Additional Rooms

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People with physical disabilities face the challenge of completing daily tasks that are easy for those without handicaps.

Young and old alike are affected by the limitations of their own homes. Opening a door may be problematic due to arthritis. Stairs can be impossible for a wheelchair. You can ease some of those burdens when designing a home addition. Universal design and accessible design offer guidelines for creating a living space that is comfortable for everyone.

Research universal design and accessible design guidelines

Universal design addresses principles for creating an environment that is universally usable. Accessible design deals with issues that arise when someone uses a wheelchair. Find guidelines online or ask your local government if it has planning guides available.

Assess your needs.

Why do you need or want a handicap-accessible addition? Make a list of limitations in your home, as well as things that work well for the disabled person.

Research building codes.

Each state, county and city has its own building and planning codes. These codes dictate the allowed size of an addition, exterior setbacks, construction methods and materials, electrical component sizes and locations, doorways and many other things. View Illinois building codes here.

Draft a floor plan.

Gather all the information for the home addition. Consider the amount of space needed. Sketch the basic shape and size of the addition on graph paper. Draw layouts for a few different floor plans, using the universal or accessible design guidelines.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Widening Doorways

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In most cases, wider doorways requires relocating lights that may be in the way. This can be done safely and with minimum cost.

We can expand and remodel doorways to provide for a greater ease of movement from one area to another. This process is usually done by expanding your existing doorways to accomodate the width of a wheelchair or walker. Simply removing the door framing on either side, or in some caeses, one side, then building it out to the correct size and finishing the area around the door frame.

In addition, we can install automated doors which can be controlled from any remote location. For example, an exterior door can be set to automatically open as a handicapped or disabled client's vehicle approaches, as well as automatically close once the vehicle starts to leave. An interior door can be automated as well so that access through doorways inside the house is made easier. Automated doors are low-voltage, require very little maintenance, and can be custom designed to suit the needs and living patterns of anyone.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Grab Bars and Hand Rails

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People with disabilities use handicap grab bars to maintain balance, transfer, and prevent falls. Falls are common accidents around the home for individuals with physical disabilities. For this reason, the ADA emphasizes handicap grab bar and safety rail installation.

As specified by the ADA in both new and existing buildings when handicap grab bars are installed correctly, handicap grab bars and handrails can be used throughout the home, public buildings, and work place to provide a safer environment and help prevent falls along hallways, steps and ramps.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Flooring, Rugs and Stairways

Flooring material must be taken into consideration when modifying your home for handicap access. It is very important to use the correct flooring in the correct area of the home as to not cause any injury to the disabled or handicap individual.

Short pile rugs, vinyl tile or wood laminate flooring are good options. If an existing heavy-pile rug is being used, it will be more difficult for wheelchairs or walkers to move around, which may cause injury or falling. We can recommend flooring and rugs that will enable movement and not cause any issues.

We can also...
  • Securely fasten all flooring
  • Increase visibility of stairs and uneven floors by using a contrasting color
  • Install handrails and make sure stairways are well lit
  • It may be necessary to install a non-skid tape to the edge of stairs to prevent slipping
  • Low pile carpet or a hard floor covering surface may need to be installed to allow a family member who uses a wheelchair or walker to move around easier

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Electrical and Plumbing


Electrical outlets are something to consider when renovating or remodeling a home for handicap and disability access. We can adjust the location and height of electrical outlets in order to suit your movement limitation needs.

Under cabinet lighting in kitchens will make life easier for the cook with limited vision. Adding contrasting borders around the edge of a room can also help the vision impaired mark boundaries. The same technique could be used to mark the edges of counters and islands.

We can also...
  • Change bulbs to the maximum wattage
  • Add more fixtures where lighting is poor
  • Install motion sensor lights
  • Install touch or rocker type switches
  • Lower or add light switches
  • Investigate and/or purchase other types of lights/lamps


Scald-guard valves on your faucets will protect the young and the elderly from sudden changes in water temperature. If limited hand or wrist strength is an issue, use single lever style faucets that are smooth and easy to adjust. A hot water dispenser installed at the sink will make it easy to prepare coffee, tea, or soup without having to turn on the stove.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.

Aluminum Ramps and Rentals

Modular Aluminum Ramps

Designed to address the accessibility needs of the residential and light commercial market, Modular Aluminum Ramps are an excellent choice when accessibility needs extend beyond the scope of portable ramps. Because of its efficient design (the system uses less hardware, and ramps, platforms, and handrails are pre-assembled), a 24-foot system can be installed, including handrails, in less than 30 minutes! Complies with ADA guidelines and offers quick and convenient installation and removal. These ramps are an asset that can easily be expanded, reconfigured, or moved as needs change.

Aluminum Ramps:
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Will not rot or rust
  • Easy assembly with minimal tools
  • No building permit required
  • Ramp can be easily expanded, reconfigured or moved
  • An asset that can be reused, resold or rented
  • No environmental impact

Modular Ramp Rental Program

We offer a temporary solution to those who may have a short-term need for our wheelchair ramp products. Through our Rental Program, patients that are involved in a temporary rehabilitation program can have the comfort and ease of ramp access in and out of their home, without having to commit to owning it. This solution is great for situations in which handicap access is needed, or in cases where a wheelchair-bound visitor needs access to your home.

Please go to our Resources Page for grants and funding resources.