Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and
Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen
Disability
 
Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining


Sleeping and reading
accessories for the
side-lying


Reading and writing
stand for the standing


Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

Links

We found out after decades of experience that normal height kitchen and bathroom counters require too much bending for getting water, teeth brushing, or handwashing. If bending feels like being stabbed in the back with a knife because of unfixable back discs, this bending stuff is truly a nonstarter. If Moses can't go to the mountain, sometimes the mountain really does have to go to Moses. (Or he could settle for the beach!)

So we raised one sink 12" and the other one 14". But the faucet handles and spouts were still an issue. So we had a plumber exchange them for "the tallest ones you can find." He did. This took the pain away since they were so easy to reach and use.

Remodeled Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Kitchen
Remodeled Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Kitchen


Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Kitchen
Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Kitchen


Recently, we replaced our water filter assembly. It came with a short, hard-to-turn knob. We added a PVC pipe extension with duct tape in between—it is now easy to turn.
Recently, we replaced our water filter assembly. It came with a short, hard-to-turn knob. We added a PVC pipe extension with duct tape in between—it is now easy to turn.


Aquasana filtered drinking water faucet
Aquasana filtered drinking water faucet


Remodeled Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom
Remodeled Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom


Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom
Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom


Another kitchen area that got attention was an island. I designed it (see below) so that the shorter person I live with was satisfied (her part of the counter is 36" tall) and I was satisfied as well because of a 48" raised counter—I'm 6' 1.5".

Another plus besides being built to please two different people is the fact that, unlike normal kitchen islands, when you bump into it, it doesn't hurt or bruise. It gives. Other kitchen counters are merciless if you run into them with a hip—but not ours.

Kitchen Island
Kitchen Island


Kitchen Island
Kitchen Island


Kitchen Island Plan
Kitchen Island Plan