Workplace Design Principles

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Universal Kitchen Design: Bending and Reaching January 19, 2009

Filed under: Kitchen Design — ia2studio @ 3:36 pm

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).

Source:
Preiser, Wolfgang F. E., and Elaine Ostroff. Universal Design Handbook . McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001.

Posted by: Laura Smith

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