Stairlifts in the home were the product of choice for wheelchair users to help get up and down the stairs for years. A relatively new concept, the home wheelchair elevator, is now a popular alternative for a wide variety of reasons. The wheelchair elevator is thought to be safer, more aesthetically pleasing and quieter than stairlifts.
The Texas Ramp Project is a statewide nonprofit organization that strives to “build freedom for the homebound”. Local volunteers change lives by building wheelchair ramps for disabled and elderly people who cannot afford to buy one.
Designing and building an accessible home is a journey, one which requires education, patience and compromise. Our goal was to build an affordable one-story lake house that was both beautiful and comfortable for visiting family or friends who are burdened in some way with a disability.