When we want to design an accessible home, there’s a lot of options to choose from. Of course, every disabled person have different disabilities and struggles to cope with and so, it is essential to adjust our solution choices according to the struggles we wish to address. Same goes for the backyard – where accessibility is also necessary and important for the safety and independency of the disabled resident of the house. Here are some of the things to think about for designing an accessible backyard in Las Vegas.

Walkways and Flooring

The first thing we want to create at the backyard is convenient floor and trail that will allow easy movement across it. What we must calculate into it is the accessibility we need – it should be wide enough if the disabled person is using a wheelchair, and a smooth floor with safety bars along it, where a person with walking disability can walk on safely. The backyard paths can’t have altitude differences along it, if we want to allow independency to our customer. What we can do, should there are altitude differences, is to overcome it with solutions that will still allow accessibility – a ramp, wheelchair lift or lower staircase with safety bars along it (depends on the needs of the customer of course).

Accessible Power Switches and BBQ Bar

Any power switches that located at the backyard should be accessible to all the residents of the house. Meaning, should the customer is using a wheelchair, the power switches should be located lower than usual on the wall. Additionally, we can create an accessible BBQ bar – tailored to the needs of our customer, so they will not only be independence and feel safe at their homes, but they will also be able to do elementary things, such as cooking or hosting friends on a Sunday afternoon for barbecue. Same goes for a backyard bar, sink, and anything else you wish to have at your backyard.

Alongside the Pool

If you have a swimming pool at your backyard or wish to build one as part of the backyard remodeling project, accessibility should be one of the major concerns. But worry not, as there are plenty of convenient solutions for the pool too. You can place non-slip surface alongside it and also in it (as a non-slip flooring), you can add a wheelchair lift to lower you into the pool and to elevate you out of it easily, lower staircase and safety bars are also great solutions that will grant you the accessibility level you’re hoping to create.

If you wish to turn your backyard into an accessible and safe place for your family, we can help! Call us at: 702-650-0445 and consult with Lia Constructions’ experts with no obligations whatsoever!