Beyond meeting the requirements of building codes, an accessible, step-free entry into a home will never limit access for any resident or guest.
The Toolkit shows entry routes that use grading up to porch levels. Designers avoided the traditional use of ramps because it is very difficult to make a ramp aesthetically pleasing. Homeowners can also easily remove ramps eliminating any long-term utility.
Decks at first floor level also protect people when entering and exiting the home during inclement weather and prevent water infiltration.
Doors must be wide enough for easy passage. Lower thresholds help reduce tripping while hardware should be easy for everyone to operate.DOWNLOAD