If you think your home is just a single-level space, think again. Even if your floors are even, your home is full of lips, bumps, and obstacles that can trip you up at any moment. And while they might seem like small hurdles to some, for others, they can be a major roadblock in their daily life.
That's where angled surfaces come in. With a simple ramp or angled mat, you can smooth out those hills and valleys in and around your home, making it more accessible, safer, and more welcoming to everyone. Let's take a look at some unexpected areas in and around your home that could benefit from a slope upgrade.
The Front Door
Even if there are no steps leading up to the front door of your home, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your entryway is flat and free of trip hazards. Many doorways include a raised lip or threshold that can make entry into your home a challenge for individuals with limited mobility. This obstacle can be eliminated quickly and easily by placing a threshold ramp, angled mat, or entry plate at your front door.
The bathroom is a place that's often overlooked when it comes to accessibility. The lip of a shower can be a tripping hazard for anyone, but especially for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Installing a sloped entry mat made from slip-resistant rubber will not only make entering and exiting the shower safer and easier, but it can also add a modern and sleek look to your bathroom.
Raised thresholds are common in homes, and they can pose a challenge for individuals with limited mobility. Whether it's the threshold between the living room and the kitchen or the doorway to the garage, an angled transition can make a big difference in accessibility. A threshold ramp or angled mat can help to reduce the height difference between two surfaces, making it easier for everyone, especially individuals with limited mobility, to navigate safely.
Sliding Glass Door
Sliding glass doors are a popular choice for their elegant and modern appeal, but they can pose a potential trip hazard. By adding a threshold ramp or angled mat, you can make sure the transition from inside to outside is as smooth as possible. Not only does this make it easier for individuals with limited mobility to enter and exit the home, but it also helps to prevent trips and falls.
As we move outside, the back porch is another area that can benefit from a sloped transition. Uneven surfaces or steps can pose a significant fall risk, making it difficult for those with mobility challenges to enjoy their outdoor living spaces. By installing a threshold ramp or mat, you can transform your back porch into a more accessible and enjoyable area. For porches with multiple steps, consider installing a portable ramp that can accommodate greater rises.
This often-unconsidered area can also benefit from a threshold ramp or mat. Storing bulky items such as lawn equipment or patio furniture can be a challenge. This becomes even more difficult when your shed is elevated off the ground. With a ramp or mat in place, you can easily roll or carry those items in and out of the shed without struggling with uneven surfaces or tricky steps.
Finally, don't forget about your vehicle! If you or a family member uses a mobility device, getting it in and out of your van, truck, or SUV can be challenging. EZ-ACCESS® has created the perfect solution to this problem. The portable SUITCASE® TRIFOLD® AS Ramp makes it possible to load and unload mobility devices at home and on the go without risking injury.
When it comes to angled surfaces, the options are endless. You could add ramps and mats just about anywhere to make the spaces in and around your home more accessible and safer for all. The key is to identify the areas where a step up or down is required and decide on a solution to smooth out the obstacle. Don't let uneven surfaces prevent you from enjoying your home fully. Get your hands on an EZ-ACCESS ramp or angled mat today and say goodbye to those hazardous surfaces once and for all!