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Spinal Cord Injury Update

Spring 2012: Volume 21, Number 2


New remodel...new independence: Before and after photos

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Front exterior


Before the remodel.

After the remodel, with ADA-compliant ramp and landing with wheel-stop guard rails.

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Back Exterior


Before the remodel.

inaccessible back yard and entry

After the remodel: accessible double French doors; ADA-compliant ramp and landing with wheel-stop guard rails.

remodeled rear entry, ramp, patio.

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Before the remodel.

After the remodel: the contractor removed the side door, added a window, lowered the oven placement, and installed a roll-under sink, stove and counter.

After the remodel: roll-under gas cook top with accessible front controls; will provide cooking in event of a power outage.

roll under stove


After the remodel: four built-in upper cabinet pull-down accessible shelf racks.

pull down accessible shelf rack in kitchen cabineat

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Before the remodel: inaccessible doorway and bathtub; no room for wheelchair under sink.

old bathroom with inaccessible tub, doorway, sink.

After the remodel: wider doorway; new cathedral-pitched ceiling with wall-mounted remote-control skylight; roll-in shower with single-handle ADA-approved faucets and valves and fully adjustable hand-held shower head. Skylight also has a sensor so it will close on its own if it starts to rain while the skylight is open. Sink has open space so wheelchair can roll under.

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Bedroom, living room, doorways, floors


Before the remodel: narrow, inaccessible doorways and carpeting that makes wheelchair propulsion difficult.

narrow doorways and carpeting

After the remodel: bedroom with wider doorway and smooth hardwood floor.

bedroom with widened doorways, new floors

After the remodel: double-hung bedroom closet.

accessible closet with double-hung rods


After the remodel: living room with remote-controlled fireplace and hardwood floors.

new livingroom with hardwood floors and remote controlled fireplace

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