A good universal kitchen design will reduce the need for excessive bending and reaching by kitchen users. Some design features that will help accomplish this goal are: sliding storage drawers, side-by-side refrigerators, and generally placing frequently accessed storage in the ADA-specified reach ranges of 24-48 inches above the floor. (Preiser, p.41.5).
Preiser, Wolfgang F. E., and Elaine Ostroff. Universal Design Handbook . McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001.
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