Handicap Disability Home Renovation Blog

Accessible Solutions Now a NAHB MemberAs of June 2019, Accessible Solutions is now a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which will help it to achieve its goal of making an accessible home and office for every person in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine. NAHB strives to protect housing opportunities for all while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen the economy.

The NAHB is a federation of more than 700 state and local associations, representing more than 140,000 members, of which about one-third are home builders and remodelers. The rest, like Accessible Solutions, work in closely related specialties such as accessible building renovations. Since it was founded in the early 1940s, NAHB has worked to ensure that all, regardless of their ability level, have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy or rent a place to call home.

Achieving this goal is increasingly difficult in today’s contentious and unsettled environment, one in which the concept of homeownership as a priority is very much under attack. NAHB works feverishly to reverse this dangerous course that will drive down the value of the nation’s housing stock, drive up the cost of rental housing, and threaten the economy.

Accessible Solutions has been in business since 1978 and has been the leading accessibility home renovator in New England ever since. We can install barrier-free walk-in showers, widening doorways, and install permanent or portable ramps that allow you to easily access your home and vehicle. We have financing resources available that, in Massachusetts, can result in a 0% APR loan that has no payments unless the home is sold.

Our staff is happy to assist you in choosing the right accessibility products and services, such as stairlifts, vertical platform lifts, or wheelchair elevators, that you need to access every part of your home. We can even make you a therapy room where you can have practitioners come into your home to provide you wellness services. Our company also sells and installs some of the leading walk-in tubs on the market at dealer direct pricing, with both water and air jets that can help you relax and massage your aching muscles without the additional cost of a massage therapist. We have thousands of different solutions, that have an endless number of combinations that we can provide to you — so your accessibility renovation will truly be exactly what you want and need.

ADA: When does it apply? Why should it always be considered?The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law in 1990, applies to public accommodations, including hotels, motels, restaurants, shopping malls, retail shops, convenience stores, grocery stores, convention centers, sports arenas, and government-owned or public subsidized housing including university dorm rooms and public housing. It doesn't apply to the dwelling units within apartments or condominiums. The ADA defines that all areas of public accommodation be fully-accessible. While the ADA applies to multifamily properties, it does not apply to the dwelling units in those properties. Public areas at multifamily properties, including rental offices, parking areas, and community rooms may be governed by the ADA if they are available to more than the residents who live there and their guests, including areas used for town meetings, or areas that are leased out to the public.

The ADA also requires that a certain number of handicap accessible parking spaces be van-accessible. The access aisle for a van-accessible parking spot needs to be 96 inches wide, compared with only 60 inches wide for standard handicap parking spots. Multifamily properties are also required to have “Van Accessible” signage at the designated parking spaces. If you do not have the required number of van-accessible spaces at your property with proper signage, your building is out of compliance.

Another law that is related to the ADA is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to your property if you receive a government subsidy. Under this law, you are required to provide five percent fully accessible units and two percent hearing and visually impaired units for buildings built with Rural Development funds starting in 1982, and with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds starting in 1988. Properties constructed before those dates are encouraged to meet the requirement of five percent fully accessible units and two percent hearing and visually impaired units during renovation, rehabilitation or repair of the building. Section 504 also requires that common areas be fully accessible.

The ADA should always be weighed because the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the consideration of housing agreements on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability. One type of disability discrimination prohibited by the Fair Housing Act is the refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. HUD and the DOJ frequently oversee complaints alleging that housing providers have violated the Act by refusing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.

Accessible Solutions specializes in making accessibility accommodations to help property owners be compliant with the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Act. We can convert a building that was built using a non-accessible building standard, and make that dwelling fully accessible, with a walk-in ADA shower, widened doorways, and we can install temporary or permanent ramps to help a person in a wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility device access the dwelling and their vehicle. We are accessibility experts, and we have multiple types of financing available.

If you have any specific questions about how these laws apply to your property, please contact us today to find out how we can bring your building up to code with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We started our company back in 1978, because we wanted to help this community gain access to public accommodations, and have dwellings that are customized to their specific accessibility needs. We know the laws, as we've been a specialized general contractor for over 35 years, and we can help you to understand how to meet all of the requirements of the laws without spending money on unnecessary modifications.

Do you live in a condo or other types of public buildings, and your landlord of the Condo Board isn’t allowing accessibility accommodations that you need for functionality?

Are you wondering who you can contact for help with this problem?

Condo Board in Massachusetts Not Allowing Accessibility Accommodations?

The Architectural Access Board (AAB) develops and enforces regulations designed to make public buildings accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 22, § 13A, the AAB has issued regulations in order to make public buildings and facilities accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities.

These regulations, which are listed as Section 521 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations, apply to all buildings and facilities in the Commonwealth that are open to members of the public including but not limited to, retail establishments, hotels and motels, multiple dwellings, educational facilities, medical facilities, detention facilities, places of worship, restaurants, and transportation facilities.

Accessible Solutions can help you navigate the laws in Massachusetts to ensure that you get the accommodations that you need and deserve, not to mention are entitled to under the State of Massachusetts laws. We’re accessibility specialists that have been in business since 1978, and we’ve helped hundreds of disabled individuals get the disability accommodations that they need to be functional again.

The AAB’s definition of “Accessible” means a site, building, facility or portion thereof that complies with 521 CMR and that can be approached, entered, and used by persons with disabilities. When the term “>accessible” is used, it shall mean both physical and communication accessible unless otherwise noted in 521 CMR. This definition of accessibility is exactly what the AAB ensures disabled people have access to in their daily routines. If you feel you are not currently in an accessible living location, you should contact Accessible Solutions, immediately.

Upon contacting Accessible Solutions, we will begin the process of helping you file a complaint with the AAB based on the details of your case. This complaint will be the basis for a legal process that will force your landlord or Condo Board to allow accessibility modifications to be made to your living quarters, which may include the installation of a Barrier-Free Walk-In Shower, the installation of ramps, the widening of doorways if you are in a wheelchair and other modifications that are necessary to bring your building up to code with what the AAB defines as “accessible”.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailableOne way that the ADA and similar laws make sure people with mobility disabilities can access goods, services, and programs is by requiring property owners and operators to provide handicap access ramps in many situations. If your building project must have a handicap access ramp that meets the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), choose Accessible Solutions!

The ADA is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination again people with mobility disabilities in everyday activities. Some public buildings are required to have access ramps, to make their location more accessible to those that have mobility disabilities, including scooters, carts, walkers, canes, and power chairs. In order to ensure that access ramps are being used safely at home, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides recommendations for mobility products in residential areas.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailableHandicap access provides safe building access to mobility users with wheelchairs or walkers, and are also helpful for people with strollers, carts, scooters, or power chairs. There are many types of handicap access ramps, including permanent, semi-permanent, and portable wheelchair ramps. All of these types of access ramps give people using mobility devices, including wheelchairs, carts, strollers, walkers and canes an easy way to get in and out of your home or business.

A wheelchair ramp is a gradually inclined surface that allows users of mobility devices including wheelchairs, carts, scooters, strollers, or power chairs to have easy access to a building, or to navigate otherwise inaccessible terrain. In the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires a slope of no more than 1:12 for mobility devices, including wheelchairs and scooters, for business and public use, which is equivalent to 1 foot of length for each one inch of rise.

One of the types of permanent or semi-permanent ADA ramps we sell is made from aluminum, which is lightweight and engineered to handle heavyweights, including power chairs and mobility scooters. These aluminum wheelchair ramps are made for scooters and power wheelchairs with weights up to 800-pounds. With a non-slip surface, these access ramps offer great traction in a one-piece design. You'll be able to roll your power chair or scooter up or down 10-inch residential inclines, or 5-inch high commercial inclines without any trouble to the user.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailablePortable aluminum ramps serve as an easy and relatively inexpensive solution for individuals using wheelchairs or mobility scooters that have to navigate over curbs or stairs and transport their mobility equipment in vehicles. EZ-ACCESS® Transitions® Modular Entry Ramps provide a secure surface for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walkers and cane users. EZ-ACCESS® SUITCASE® Folding Ramps provide convenience for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and more.

We also can install wood or vinyl wheelchair ramps. Many people with disabilities and the elderly will find that they need to make their homes more accessible for mobility aids including scooters, walkers, canes, power chairs. When that time comes, installing a wheelchair ramp is the first step. Wheelchair ramps play a vital and complementary role in your renewed mobility by increasing the accessibility of your home and surroundings. Another type of handicap ramp we sell is the rubber threshold wheelchair ramp, that is designed to provide a safe and smooth transition over raised thresholds that might stop a wheelchair, scooter or other mobility devices, or could pose a trip hazard for users with lower steps and other mobility limitations. From indoor walking hazards including door thresholds and raised landings, to outdoor mobility dangers, there are many safety risks that people face every day.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailableIf you or the senior in your life are seeking a wheelchair ramp for accessing stairs, and/or attempting entrance to porches, curbs, landings, steps or transport vehicles, a handicap mobility access ramp from Accessible Solutions is worth considering. Accessible Solutions provides safe and reliable accessibility products for homes or businesses to users with walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters, and more. We have financing options available to cover your costs, and all of our products come with a total satisfaction guarantee. One of our financing programs, for residents of Massachusetts, is a 0% APR loan with no payments, and no repayment unless your house sells. We want you to be happy with your new ramp — regardless of what type you choose.

Accessible Solutions has been a mobility and disability specialist since 1978 while serving the areas of Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine. We serve everyone regardless of their age or ability level, and we value our customers more than anything else. Look around our website to learn more about our company, and please contact us today for all of your accessibility needs.

Getting a Perfect Handicap Accessible ADA Bathroom RemodelRenovating a bathroom to be a universal design, or aging in place design, is the most popular handicap accessibility modification for the home. This type of home modification often includes converting step-in tubs to roll-in showers or walk-in tubs, adding a seat or foldable bench within a walk-in shower, adding a roll-under vanity, and installing grab bars or sturdy handrails in the shower and around the toilet. More advanced modifications include adding non-slip flooring and rotating space for wheelchairs, slightly raising the height of the toilet and adding space beside it for wheelchair access, adding easy-to-reach controls for shades or blinds, and widening hallways and doors with handicap accessible doorways.

Accessible Solutions' product line for bathrooms is extensive, including handicap accessible ADA showers, roll-in showers, heightened toilets, roll-under sinks, grab bars, shower seats, designer bathroom accessories, ADA shower seats, mobile shower chairs, commercial bathroom accessories, easy access transfer tubs and walk-in tubs, barrier-free shower water dams, transfer safety rails, and other handicap bathroom accessories. We specialize in tub to shower conversions, by removing the old tub shower combo and replacing it with a barrier-free ADA shower. We also have a wide variety of handicap ramps for sale.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has established minimum requirements for public restrooms and commercial bathrooms. The basic needs of a disabled person using a wheelchair, including their travel paths and the space the wheelchair requires turning around are used as the primary source of design information for setting the minimum standards for accessible ADA restrooms. We generally follow these requirements, even in residential settings. ADA bathroom remodels layout guidelines are designed to protect people with disabilities and ensure that they have appropriate space in restrooms.

In an ADA bathroom remodel, a handicap accessible toilet is designed to accommodate people with many types of physical disabilities. People with reduced mobility or weak legs find them useful, as a higher toilet bowl makes it easier for them to stand up. Additional features to add accessibility include installing grab bars to ease the transfer to and from the toilet seat, and including enough space for a wheelchair, walker, or caregiver if necessary.

You want your ADA bathroom to remodel to go smoothly from start to finish, which is why you can trust the experience of Accessible Solutions to handle your handicap bathroom renovation needs. When we are at your home or commercial property, we'll take extra care not to damage anything during the renovation process, and for an additional fee, we can also bring a portable handicap bathroom for you to use while we work on the permanent changes to your existing home.

Getting a Perfect Handicap Accessible ADA Bathroom RemodelWhether you're looking for a highly accessible replacement for an old high-threshold bathtub or a low-cost alternative walk-in tub, our barrier-free showers are built to maximize long-term safety, comfort, utility, and value. Contractors and architects looking for safe bathing solutions for their home renovations and bathroom remodeling projects come to Accessible Solutions for barrier-free shower solutions. While slippery floors and high-threshold tub walls increase the danger of falling in the bathroom, a barrier-free shower eliminates these issues for a safer and more comfortable bathing experience. A linear drain and fully waterproofed bathroom floor allow a former bathtub to become a barrier-free shower. We carry a number of accessories for handicap accessible showers, including grab bars, seats, and slip-resistant flooring.

For commercial bathrooms, we also carry ADA braille bathroom signs, hand washing signs and baby changing signs for your public restrooms, toilets, and office bathrooms. For commercial wheelchair-accessible ADA toilets, we install two grab bars: one at least 42-inches long on the sidewall, and another with a 36-inch minimum length along the back wall. Accessible toilet stalls are built with a minimum width of 60-inches, and sufficient space to accommodate a wheelchair to either side of the toilet, or in front of it.

You get to choose the tiling finish of your new walk-in shower, which can be toned to the colors already in your bathroom, or we can completely change the colors of your bathroom walls to be what you want them to be. You can choose from a nearly limitless selection of RAL accent colors to create just the right look. These accent colors provide the look and flexibility of porcelain tile without all the hassle, expense or maintenance. Match your existing decor. Celebrate your favorite team. Or just create a look that adds a touch of personalization to your washroom.

While Accessible Solutions are the wheelchair accessible bathroom renovation experts, we can also provide you with residential wheelchair ramps, including electric wheelchair ramps, power wheelchair ramps, handicap ramps, wheelchair ramps for stairs or mobile wheelchair lifts, scooter ramps including electric scooter ramps, mobility scooter ramps, scooter lifts, walker ramps, portable ramps including portable wheelchair ramps for vans, modular ramps, service stairlifts, residential elevators, lift chairs, stair chairs, and chair lifts. We have many types of wheelchair ramps available, including wood wheelchair ramps for homes, vinyl wheelchair ramps, aluminum handicap ramps, and temporary wheelchair ramps including rubber wheelchair ramps, which are threshold ramps. We have many types of ADA ramps for sale.

Accessible Solutions has financing available, including a 0% no payments loan for MA residents that don't get paid back unless you sell your home. Our staff believes that everyone should feel confident while enjoying independent showering, regardless of their age or ability level which is why we carry only the best accessibility products on the market with the best warranty available. As the leader in designing and renovating ADA handicap accessible bathrooms since 1978, call Accessible Solutions toll-free today at (888) 534-9211 to ensure that you and your loved ones will be safe and comfortable within their bath environment.

Choosing The Best Walk-In Accessible Shower #1Accessible Solutions, a premier Bestbath partner, is a leading installer of safe, durable, and beautiful walk-in showers and jetted tubs for people of all abilities. Our company, a division of Wood Wise Construction, Inc., has been a partner of Bestbath since 1994. Bestbath offers a complete line of walk-in shower models that feature low- and barrier-free thresholds, along with replacement tub/shower units. Every Bestbath bathing solution — from walk-in tubs to traditional showers, to barrier-free showers — has been designed to be useful, beautiful, and easily modified to accommodate an individual through every stage of their life, regardless of their level of activity.

We can renovate your home to include roll-under sinks, walk-in tubs with bath seats, bathtub lifts, walk-in handicapped-accessible showers with seats, nozzle screens, hand-held controls, hand grips, grab bars, safety rails, wall-mounted sinks, non-slip surfaces, transfer benches, easy-transfer toilets, wheelchair turnaround areas, and easy-access storage. We can modify any part of your home that doesn't currently meet the needs of your disability. All of our bathing products install quickly and are easy to clean and maintain, so you can spend more time enjoying your washroom, and less time scrubbing it.

Bestbath has been manufacturing accessible walk-in showers and bathtubs since 1969 — their premier walk-in bathroom products are made in the USA. Bestbath's products are designed to meet the American standard for walk-in tubs and walk-in barrier-free showers and are CSA certified. Retrofitting a bathroom is the most popular handicap modification, and often includes converting step-in tubs to walk-in showers and installing grab bars in your washroom. Our walk-in tubs are designed to fit seamlessly into your current bathroom and allow you the options to choose custom colors and accents.

Choosing The Best Walk-In Accessible Shower #2Bestbath's popular low-threshold walk-in showers eliminate barriers for accessible bathing and enjoyment with the added safety of non-slip shower pans. Bestbath makes commercial-grade, ADA shower stalls, barrier-free showers, and walk-in showers for a home that is code compliant with the ADA and ANSI. Barrier-free residential shower surrounds from Bestbath are designed to make bathing safe and accessible. You'll enjoy the clean and sleek-looking design of Besbath's products that can be custom-built to fit into the bathroom that you already have, regardless of shape, size, or color.

From a simple shower seat or bathroom grab bar to whole-home mobility modifications, stairlifts, elevators, or ramps, Accessible Solutions' expert staff will uniquely fit each client's home to meet their needs as well as to provide comfort and independence for people of all abilities. Modifications such as wheelchair accessibility in the kitchen, accessible bathing such as roll-in showers or step-in bathtubs, door widening, or wheelchair ramps leading into a doorway are just a few of the many home remodeling services that Accessible Solutions specialize in.

Whether you need a wheelchair accessible home with ramps and railings, or barrier-free, handicap convenient bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, or living rooms, we can help with all of your handicap accessible construction or universally designed construction needs. We're the leading handicap disability contractor serving Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine, and we've been in business since 1978. We know how to design and install quality ADA compliant products — even aluminum, wood, vinyl, and rubber handicap wheelchair ramps!

Accessible Solutions follows the guiding principle of Universal Design, which is the design of products and environments that should be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. One of the key concepts of universal design is to provide accessibility without stigmatization by integrating accessibility features, so they benefit all users while going essentially unnoticed. In homes, the features of Universal Design can include lever-handle faucets, no-threshold walk-in showers, zero-step entrances, wider doorways and halls, and kitchen countertops at varying levels to accommodate standing and seated users, as well as people of different heights.

Choosing The Best Walk-In Accessible Shower #3We offer a wide variety of financing options, including a 0% APR loan with no payment options in the state of Massachusetts, that doesn't have to be repaid unless you sell your home. We can build you the handicap accessible bathroom of your dreams, that works for every member of your family. No matter what type of modifications you are looking for or whatever area of the home you are looking to remodel, Accessible Solutions will be able to help you.

Bestbath products come with a 30-Year Limited Warranty. Accessible Solutions is a full-service home accessibility renovator and unrestricted general contractor, which means that we can renovate your entire home to be handicapped accessible. We're New England's experts in this business — trust no one else with your disability home remodeling needs. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services — we're standing by to hear from you right now!

Bestbath Molten Shower Color Options Revised September 2019 Special Offer Page 1Now through the end of September only, new sales of Best Bath showers that close before the end of September will receive a significant discount. We will be offering this discount program through the end of September, including a free color upgrade or tile recess on up to 3 walls. This is a potential savings of $1000 or more.

Bestbath wheelchair accessible showers, installed by Accessible Solutions, are the best in the industry and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. We offer a wide variety of financing options, including a 0% loan in the State of Massachusetts, with no repayment options unless you sell your home. We're experts at handicap home renovations, having started our business in 1978. Accessible Solutions currently services the areas of Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and S. Maine. We can ship your Bestbath shower anywhere in the continental United States.

Bestbath Molten Shower Color Options Revised September 2019 Special Offer Page 3You can get the look of real stone without the upkeep with Bestbath’s Molten Stone shades. Bestbath’s Molten Stone finish gives you the rich, variegated appearance of granite that is UV, fire, chemical, and stain-resistant. With almost unlimited design potential, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Best of all, it’s as tough as it is good-looking. As of 8/16/2019, the discounted shades include Celestial Pearl, Celestial Silver, Aspen White, Klondike Gold, Oxford, and Blue Pearl.

You can choose from a nearly limitless selection of RAL accent colors to create just the right look. These accent colors provide the look and flexibility of porcelain tile without all the hassle, expense or maintenance. Match your existing decor. Celebrate your favorite team. Or just create a look that adds a touch of personalization to your bathroom.

Bestbath’s stock gel coat colors are economical, durable and beautiful. Applied over our exclusive barrier coat, our gel coat is smooth and beautiful to deliver a market-leading luster and finish. You can pick stock gel coat colors with custom tiles featuring Molten Stone, Accent Colors or other stock colors. Bestbath supplies color-matched silicone for the installation of multi-piece units and accessories in Gel Coat Colors.

Accessible Solutions, a premier Bestbath partner, is a leading seller and installer of bathing products for people of all abilities. Our products, from walk-in tubs to traditional shower inserts, are designed to be functional and beautiful now, but also to be easily modified as needs and abilities change. We work closely with architects, commercial project developers, and homeowners to ensure that our designs provide them with function and value today and for years to come.

Get A Handicap Bathroom Remodel with a Wheelchair Accessible ShowerAccessible Solutions specializes in designing and building the perfect handicap bathroom for every customer, regardless of their ability level. Our handicap bathroom design will usually contain barrier-free showers, which are handicap walk-in showers, or optionally accessible tubs. A wheelchair-accessible bathtub has a door that opens inward, allowing you to transfer from your wheelchair to the seat in the tub, and back again. Our walk-in or roll-in showers are wheelchair reachable showers — there's no barrier, which allows you to easily enter the shower from your wheelchair. Our showers are built by Bestbath — they're made in America, and like the name, they're the best showers available for wheelchair users.

A handicap accessible bathroom needs to have a minimum of 30” inches by 48” inches of clear floor space if you don’t have room for the ideal 60” clear turning radius. That will allow mobility devices in front of each plumbing fixture, in addition to leaving room for the user to turn around in a wheelchair. If you're a wheelchair user, your doorway will need to be widened to a minimum of 32” up to 36” inches wide for it to be a wheelchair accessible bathroom. The best height for the sink for seated occupants should be 34 inches to the top of the sink. Our handicap bathroom designs are the best in the industry — we know all the ADA requirements to make your lavatory handicap usable. You'll enjoy your new shower, or your new walk-in tub so much, that you'll probably spend more than 15 minutes relaxing in it.

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  • Lavender & Eucalyptus
  • Bergamot, Lemongrass & Grapefruit
  • Spearmint, Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary, Melaleuca, Lavender
  • Lemon, Bergamot & Lemongrass
  • Cedarwood & Orange
  • Lavender & Orange


These combinations of essential oils are good not just for relaxation, but also for removing smells. With these powerful smelling oils, your lavatory will turn into a room you enjoy being in, and not just because of our design skills. You can purchase these oils from Young Living, or on Amazon.

Get A Handicap Bathroom Remodel with a Wheelchair Accessible ShowerWe have a wide variety of accessibility solutions that can be incorporated into your handicap accessible shower, such as foldable seats and grab bars, as well as shelves to store soap and shampoo. A barrier-free shower pan or barrier-free shower base collects the water so it can drain out and not end up on the bathroom floor. A curbed shower pan has a threshold that keeps the water inside the pan, and they come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, with different options for the drain location.

Our team is experts at home remodeling for the disabled, and we can develop a wheelchair accessible bathroom design that fits your specific needs. We know about all the necessary bathroom modifications for physically challenged people since we have been in this business since 1978. Our business employs the leading handicap remodeling contractors in Massachusetts — also serving southern ME and NH. We serve the handicap community with pleasure, and we know you'll love doing business with us!

Our company offers a list of financial resources, that for most people, cover all the costs of the handicap accessible bathroom remodel, and can also cover the cost of other disability renovations such as wheelchair ramps, ADA kitchen renovations, and other accessible home modifications. You can get the ADA bathroom with shower that you’ve dreamed of for as little as $0 down, based on your income and other qualifying factors! We offer portable wheelchair ramps, which are foldable wheelchair ramps that can fit in a mid-sized SUV or truck.

Contact us now to learn more about our handicap accessible bathroom designs, and we’ll customize one for you right away! We’re the leading handicap remodeling contractors in New England specializing in wheelchair accessible bathroom design. If there’s a way to make your home more accessible for you and your family — we’ll find it! Your handicap bathroom is just one call, email, or chat away from becoming a reality!

Portable Wheelchair Ramps #2We sell and install portable wheelchair ramps, including ADA certified custom-built modular aluminum units that attach together piece by piece, portable aluminum units that fold up into a suitcase for getting a scooter or wheelchair into and out of your vehicle, as well as rubber wheelchair ramps to get you over small humps in doorways and before landing platforms. These systems are a more permanent solution for anyone with limited mobility, whether you use a cane, walker, wheelchair, or scooter. They provide greater safety and freedom when constructed properly, and they permit the user safe and easy passage into and out of the building.

Our experts will carefully consider the unique characteristics of your home and vehicle, the assistive device that will be used, and whether the user will need assistance. We’ll identify the best type of ramp for you, so that it's protected from the weather, so that it maintains your privacy, and so that it provides a convenient entry into your home or vehicle. We will make sure the ramp is the safest and easiest to navigate out of all the possible combinations. Accessible Solutions doesn't use a cookie-cutter approach to selling and installing these platforms like our competitors do — each ramp is designed specifically for that customer's home and vehicle, and we take pleasure in providing top quality service to our customers.

In many cases, lack of safe egress poses not only immobility, but also a severe safety hazard — especially in case of fire, if the disabled individual does not have safe egress. If the inclination is not constructed properly, it quickly turns from being a safety feature into one that is hazardous and not easy to use. For this reason, ramps with the purpose of getting into your home are designed and constructed at the ADA's recommended 1:12 pitch. This means that for every one inch of elevation, there is one foot of ramp so that in case the user does not have a power wheelchair, they can still have safe and easy access into the home. A less steep rise can be easier for a wheelchair user to navigate and is much safer in icy climates.

These aluminum ramps can be removed later on and are custom-built to the specifications of each customer's home, so they don't require drastically modifying the home for installation. They are made from durable, non-corrosive aluminum that won't rust, and usually incorporate a continuous intermediate handrail installed at 19" above the deck as/if needed— designed specifically for the safety and convenience of the user.

Portable Wheelchair Ramps #1Folding and portable aluminum ramps have a low profile and can support up to eight-hundred pounds at a time. Multi-fold units such as the tri-fold model make using a mobility product easy in a variety of places at home and outdoors, including over entrances and small staircases. An eight-foot unit can fold down to four feet and fit into the trunk of your vehicle, so you can take it anywhere for travel. Single-fold units offer a reliable solution for transitioning other obstacles, including curbs and thresholds.

Our EZEdge™ portable rubber ramps offer the ease of entering your home or navigating interior thresholds without having to rebuild the slope of your entryways. These 100% recycled rubber ramps allow you to effortlessly transition from one height to another. Rubber threshold ramps provide a safe, durable means of navigating small steps, doorway thresholds, and other uneven household surfaces. A hidden dovetail allows for easy installation and incremental platform height adjustment of up to six inches with a locking lip system. Their modular design makes rubber threshold risers a practical and affordable home accessibility solution. EZEdge™ units come with a 10-year guarantee and have no weight limitations, ensuring durable and maintenance free use.

Accessible Solutions is a full-service accessibility company that has served Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Southern Maine since 1978. We value the highest possible level of customer service and quality of accessibility solutions above all else — something our competitors would waver on just to make a quick buck. We're committed to your mobility, regardless of your financial situation, which is why we help every one of our customers find the best financing option — even for people that don't have much income. In Massachusetts, for an example, you can finance up to $50,000 of upgrades and renovations for accessibility, including ramps, with a 0% APR loan that doesn't have to be paid back unless you sell your home. This is just one of dozens of financing options available to you — and we'll figure out which is best for you!

Contact us today to learn more about all of our portable wheelchair ramps, as we have many models that aren't listed in this article. You can also visit the following web pages for more information:

Designing The Best Handicap Building Renovation #1

Accessible Solutions uses the industry's latest state-of-the-art 3D/CAD software to design its handicap home & office renovations. During the past decade, our company has grown accustomed to using Punch! Pro, which has limited 3D capabilities, while our latest software is named TurboCAD by IMSI Design. It allows structures to be built upwards from floor plans, and allows quick rendering of details using texture palates, which are 2-dimensional images that are wrapped around 3-dimensional objects. The software allows our customers to preview how a renovation of their property would look, as if it were already installed, and we had taken a picture of the project in its completed state.

The process of designing or renovating a handicap accessible building is to first build a model of the existing building, if there is one, and add on the new structures. Our software even allows us to build models of bathroom fixtures, and kitchen appliances, and we've even worked around trees that our customers have cherished for years and don't want to cut down. The software also allows landscaping planning, if requested, though most customers are focused on seeing the actual structures that we are proposing to be built. 3D software allows us to build our handicap building proposals in the virtual world and show the customer what it would look like without hammering in a single nail.

Designing The Best Handicap Building Renovation #2The nicest thing about the virtual 3D world that we can create with this software, is that if the customer doesn't like the initial design, we can change it, usually within a few business days. In fact, we can change the design as many times as it takes until we satisfy the customer's demands — this is what makes our design services the best in the industry, because your handicap building renovation is going to be reflective of the design plan that is set into action.

While developing the building plans in 3D is more expensive per hour than 2-dimensional blueprints, it does save time, because usually with 2D layouts, we'd have to create a view for each angle which is costly on time. The overall cost of designing in 3D is about the same as regular blueprints, but you get the added benefit of being able to preview what we will be doing in a virtual world, which brings the thought of the architecture behind the project to the forefront of the customer's mind.

Accessible Solutions is a full-service general contractor that focuses on the accessibility of homes, corporate offices, hotels, universities, and other facilities. We are fully licensed and insured in Massachusetts, and can also service Southern New Hampshire and Southern Maine. We specialize in handicap bathroom renovations using Bestbath products, wheelchair ramps, stair lifts / wheelchair lifts, and other ADA compliant renovations to existing and new structures.

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Our full-service certified crews service Worchester County, to Middlesex County and Essex County, including the following cities:

Middlesex County:

Acton, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Melrose, Natick, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Wayland, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn.

Essex County:

Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswitch, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.

Worcester County:

Ashburham, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Harvard, Holden, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Northborough, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sterling, W. Boylston, Westborough, Westminster, and Worcester

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