ADA Compliant Handicap Accessible Kitchen Cabinets

At Factory Plaza, we specialize in making custom-sized cabinets that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Whether you need them for your kitchen, bathroom or business, we will make sure they fit the needs of any handicapped individual.
When designing a kitchen or bathroom for people with disabilities, it is essential to follow the standards set by the ADA.

The following applies to both kitchen and bathroom sinks:
The sink should be mounted no higher than 34 inches from the floor.

  • The sink must be installed at a height of 28” to 34” off the ground.
    Both cabinet and countertop must be accounted for, when measuring the height. For 32 ½” high cabinets with a 1-½” countertop, the total height would be 34”. 9” deep/high toe kick is required.
  • 32 ½” of overall cabinet height.
  • 27” to 30” of knee clearance below the sink.
  • 11” to 25” of knee depth below the sink.
  • The floor space below the sink must be clear and unobstructed.
To make sure that the sink area can be used by someone in a wheelchair, there should be enough space for a wheelchair to fit under the sink and for the user to reach the basin and faucet.
  • 40 to 60 inches wide
    To be ADA compliant, kitchens should have a minimum width of 40” to 60”. If the kitchen is a pass-through, then the minimum width requirement is 40″.
    U-shaped kitchens need to be at least 60” wide in order for wheelchairs to have access or turn around.
  • 50 percent shelf space
    Half of all the shelving space in kitchen cabinets must be accessible to people with disabilities, so they can access the necessary items and cookware without difficulty.
  • Faucets
    – Faucets should be operated in several ways, including touch, electronic sensor, lever, or push button.
    – The faucet must be easy to use with one hand
    The faucet should turn on easily (by exerting a force of 5 lbs or less).
    – If the sink space has a depth of 20” or less, the faucet must not be mounted more than 48” above the floor
    – If the sink space has a depth of 20-25”, the faucet must not be mounted more than 44” above the floor.

The Americans with Disabilities Act establishes kitchen guidelines to ensure people who have disabilities can live comfortably and independently in their homes.

If you want to make your kitchen more accessible, think about countertop height and placement, cabinet drawer heights, sink accessibility, doorways, and lighting.

Factory Plaza offers ADA compliant handicap kitchen cabinets that are specifically designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The cabinets are designed to provide easy accessibility for wheelchairs.