ADA DESIGN GUIDELINE OVERVIEW

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ADA DESIGN GUIDELINE OVERVIEW
ADA DESIGN GUIDELINE OVERVIEW
KITCHEN & BATH CABINETRY
Aristokraft’s quick reference guide outlines current ADA Design guidelines
for upcoming kitchen and bath projects, helping you meet those standards
utilizing our Universal Design cabinetry.
USABLE KITCHENS AND BATHS
Covered multifamily dwellings with a building entrance on an accessible route shall be designed and constructed
in such a manner that all premises within contain usable kitchens and bathrooms….such that an individual in a
wheelchair can maneuver about the space.*
Kitchens that comply with the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines can be designed to look and function like
conventional kitchens typically found in multifamily housing.**
CLEAR FLOOR SPACE
» REQUIREMENT
**
A 30" x 48" space to execute a parallel or perpendicular approach
to and centered on/at appliances and sinks (kitchen and bath)
* Fair Housing Act Regulations, 24 CFR 100.205
** 2010 Fair Housing Act Design Manual, Chapter 7
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CLEARANCE
» REQUIREMENT
*
Clearance of at
least 40", measured
from front face
to countertop
edge, (excluding
handles) between
all opposing base
cabinets, counter
tops, appliances,
and walls.
TURNING RADIUS
» REQUIREMENT
*
A 60" diameter turning circle is required in
U-shaped kitchens when the sink, range or
cook top is at its base. (removable front = 40")
* 2010 Fair Housing Act Design Manual, Chapter 7
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KNEE SPACE
» REQUIREMENT
*
Top of the (bath) fixture rim is a maximum height of 2 10" above
the finished floor; no minimum heights for kitchens stated.
ARISTOKRAFT® UNIVERSAL DESIGN CABINETRY
» TOE KICK HEIGHT
Kitchens designed using
Aristokraft’s Universal Design
cabinets with 4" toekick
meet the Fair Housing Act
requirement of 30" x 48"
clear floor space. There is no
requirement, nor is there a
recommended toe kick height
for kitchens. Our Universal
Design product allows kitchens
to look and function like
conventional kitchens!
* 2010 Fair Housing Act Design Manual, Chapter 7
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ARISTOKRAFT® UNIVERSAL DESIGN CABINETRY
» CABINET HEIGHT
Aristokraft offers 32 ½" high
cabinets recommended to help
you meet ADA requirements.
Universal Design options for
Aristokraft are available in
several door style and finsh
combinations with choices
of Standard, Select and All
Plywood construction features
to meet your project needs.
» VANITY WALL SINK CABINET (VWS)
VANITY
WALL SINK
CABINET
(VHS)
This cabinet is designed to be hung 9" off the floor and can
be used toward compliance of 36"x 48" clear space at vanities
requirement when bathroom space is tight.
» SINK UNIT CABINETS WITH FRONT PANEL (SU)
The guidelines permit U-shaped kitchens with a sink
or cooktop at the base of the U to have less than 60
inches between the legs of the U only when a removable
panel or base cabinets are provided under cooktop or sink.
Aristokraft offers the sink unit cabinet with front panel to
make a U-shape layout meet the Fair Housing Accessibility
Guidelines. Aristokraft offers this cabinet in many wood species
and finish options. Available in 30" and 36" widths with a 16½"
deep space for sink opening.
»WORK SURFACE HEIGHTS
26" or 32"
16 1/2"
32 1/2"
10 3/8"
28 1/2"
13 3/8"
SINK UNIT CABINET
WITH FRONT PANEL (SU)
SU30UD-SU36UD
32 ½" high base cabinets assist
in compliance to maximum
top of bath fixture rim
heights. Base cabinets in
Aristokraft’s Universal
Design line will
assist in meeting
this compliance
when 1 ½" thick
countertops are
utilized.
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