Before beginning a design for a universal kitchen, take into account the following guidelines:
1. Place light switches at a height where both standers and sitters can reach, providing both heights access.
2. Choose full-extension drawers instead of cabinets with doors. A standard drawer pulling motion is more convenient and accessible than a door.
3. Use large “loop” pulls on cabinets instead of knobs to maximize the ease of use. Someone with rheumatoid arthritis may not have the ability to grasp around a knob, and may need to use a pull to open a drawer.
Wildberger, Sara. “Everyone Welcome.” Washingtonion Oct. 2004: 193.