Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that a disability accessible home is typically considered a home that any person, either fully ambulatory or in some way physically hampered, is capable of entering and using for either a short stay or a lifetime of living.
Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that in order to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the primary goal in any Tampa home modification is to ensure that the architecture of the house does not lend itself to isolation of friends or family in wheelchairs.
The house needs to be accessible to wheelchairs, walkers and individuals who have trouble navigating due to the physical impairments that a stroke can signal. The house can easily be made accessible to all, and the only thing that is required is a few key changes to certain areas of the house.
• Rossi Construction, Inc. needs to make one entrance in the household completely step free.
• Entry doors, bathroom doors and all doors in between need to be at least 32” wide for passage.
• At least ½ bath must be accessible on the main floor of the Tampa home.
Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that a Tampa home owner benefits in the following ways by complying with ADA standards:
• The Tampa home will be accessible to everyone from the date modifications are complete.
• If a family member develops a disability through age, illness or accident preparations have been made.
• The home will also be friendly to the elderly, particularly parents as they age.
Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that modifications made to a home to meet ADA standards include:
• A ramp will most likely be one of the first things everyone thinks of and, in this case, a ramp should be installed on the door that will provide the most convenient overall household access.
• Expect a bathroom door that is hinged to swing outward, rather than inward, in order to allow the door to close when someone with a wheelchair enters the bathroom.
Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida. Rossi Construction specializes in residential and commercial construction. Rossi has been building excellence by design since 1979. Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.