What You Need to Know about Making Doorways Wheelchair Accessible

When you purchased your home, you probably didn’t do it with wheelchair accessibility in mind. However, aging, accidents or illnesses can result in you or a family member needing to use a wheelchair. One problem that many face in this situation is that their chairs cannot fit easily through doorways, so they must be widened.

This video, which was posted at Today’s Homeowners with Danny Lipford®, shows what you need to know before undertaking this job. It includes such important information as while a 32” doorway is wide enough to allow for access, a 36” wide doorway is preferable.  If you are unable to access the video, a transcript can be accessed by scrolling to the bottom of the page

If you want to be sure that your doorway installation is done correctly, you should call in an experienced professional. Chicagoland residents can call Baltic Home Improvements for a free estimate on their door installation job. We offer a decade of experience and professionalism as well as affordable financing options.

Full article on Today’s Homeowner.

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