Americans With Disabilities Act – ADA Compliance
Sierra Remodeling proudly works with our Disabled Veterans to facilitate their needs!
We have been working with our Disabled Veterans and the Veterans Administration (VA) for over 20 years. Sierra Remodeling and Home Builders is the only VA preferred vendor in Sierra Vista, Arizona for making our Disabled Veterans’ homes ADA compliant. We transform Disabled Veteran homes and, ensure maximum independence and freedom of movement within the home’s interior and exterior spaces.
We are knowledgeable in handicap home construction
Living independently permits our communities’ disabled persons to remain active and depend less on others. Making your home accessible with purposeful, smart home modifications can improve your way of life and your freedom of movement and mobility within your own home. Because mobility and independence have a major impact on our quality of life, finding a contractor familiar with handicap accessible home construction is a must.
At Sierra Remodeling our ADA-compliant solutions are designed to allow you to enjoy a safe and comfortable bathing experience with or without the assistance of a caregiver. We are well versed in disabled home accommodation construction and will make your remodel hassle-free.
Our ADA Services include anything to do with facilitating handicap requirements:
- Whole home renovations for ADA compliance
- Slide-in tub for wheelchairs
- Wheelchair ramps
- Stair lifts
- Grab bars
- Roll-in showers
- Roll-under sinks
- Hand-held showers
- ADA compliant commodes and bidets
- Flooring and threshold leveling
ADA Compliance Photo Gallery
By modifying your bathroom for wheelchair accessibility you can avoid injuries. The bathroom door entryway can be modified from a standard 24″ opening to one that is 32-36″ wide. This will allow access for wheelchairs and walkers.
Bathtubs pose another serious risk for individuals with disabilities. A walk-in bathtub can provide an easy alternative for people with mobility issues. A watertight door is built into a tub to provide easy access into and out of the bathing area.
Another alternative is a walk-in shower. These showers can provide access to those in a wheelchair while also providing access to those who have trouble navigating over bathtub walls. This option can allow for more customization and versatility.
A wheelchair accessible slide-in tub is another great feature for mobility. The door is oversized and lets you slide directly from the wheelchair into the tub (see photo gallery).
The toilet is another important consideration in designing a bathroom for people with mobility issues. Sierra Remodeling installs ADA compliant commodes and bidet seats that make bathroom tasks easier as well.
If renovating the bathroom isn’t an option, bathtub and shower grab bars can be installed to provide needed support for maneuvering around the bathroom. Grab bars provide added stability while either sitting or standing. When people think of grab bars they automatically think of the stainless steel models popular in commercial bathrooms. Grab bars are no longer regulated to stainless steel and, they come in an array of finishes that can match most décor. Either single or dual grab bars can be installed on either side of the toilet, shower and bathtub to provide necessary stability.
A wall mounted sink will add accessibility to your bathroom by adding free space underneath the sink to allow access with a wheelchair or a bench. Installing a single handle or even an electronic or hands free faucet can ease the burden of those with dexterity issues.
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home. Making changes to an existing kitchen to one that is handicapped accessible will make the kitchen a safer and easier space for the entire family.
Due to the nature of the kitchen a non-slip finish is the first step in making the kitchen safer. Replacing the kitchen faucet with a single lever style will make using the sink easier for people with hand and wrist limitations. A scald-guard valve can prevent burns for scalding water too.
Standard height counters can be an issue for people in wheelchairs. Deciding which base cabinets can be removed will allow access to different areas of the kitchen such as the sink. Pull out drawers make all items easier to access and lift. Electric receptacles and switches can be relocated to provide easier access. Having an unobstructed work area from the sink to the stove will allow people to slide heavy pots and pans.
Appliances are another consideration when modifying a home for accessibility. Lowering the location of the microwave can make it accessible by wheelchair and, the kids love it too! Cooktops and ranges should have their controls on the front or on the top front. Raising the dishwasher up off of the floor will allow access to the bottom rack.
Other considerations for making your home handicap accessible
Making a home accessible doesn’t stop with just the kitchen and bathroom areas. There are many ways that improvements throughout the house can make it significantly better for disabled persons. Hallways, closets, bedrooms, and entryways all can be modified to accommodate any disability. Whether it is handrails or wheelchair ramps you can make your home safer for you and your family.
Sierra Remodeling considers your safety, independence, freedom of movement, capability to use the home’s features and satisfaction paramount. We understand that your needs are unique, so we’ll work hand-in-hand with you to identify the right safety and accessibility solutions for your home. Once we come up with a plan and design, our professional installation team can complete your project quickly and efficiently, with as little disruption as possible.
Bathe in comfort and safety with an ADA-compliant shower from Sierra Remodeling. Call Today! (520) 459-3164
[Commercial office remodeling]
Renovations to begin on SEAGO’s new office location.
After many months of efforts to prepare the necessary plans, specifications and bid documents, SEAGO has successfully procured a general contractor to renovate its new office location at 1403 West SR 92 in Bisbee, Arizona. The project was first bid in February of this year, but only one bid was received and the proposed cost was nearly twice the amount budgeted for the project. The project was re-advertised in June and bids were opened on July 12th.
The low bid was from Sierra Remodeling and Home Builders, from nearby Sierra Vista, Arizona. After evaluating the bids, seeking clarifications on several items, selecting bid alternates, and checking the apparent low bidder’s references and records from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, SEAGO issued a Notice of Award to the contractor in the amount of $134,457.61 on July 26th. A Notice to Proceed will be issued after SEAGO receives the required 100% Performance Bond, 100% Labor and Materials Bond, and executed contract documents from the contractor.
“Sierra Remodeling and Home Builders has a perfect record with the Registrar of Contractors, and all of their references raved about their responsiveness to customer concerns, quality work and customer service” said Randy Heiss, SEAGO’s Executive Director. “It took a long time and a lot of work to reach this point, and we are truly excited at the prospect of working with such a reputable firm and look forward to successful project completion” Heiss said.
SEAGO purchased the existing building and approximately 2 acres near the intersection of SR 92 and Melody Lane in October 2010. The contractor’s performance period is 120 days, so it is anticipated that this project will be completed by December. A grand opening will be held in January 2013 after SEAGO has settled into its new home.