Accessible Home Design

 What must I do to install an elevator in my two-story home? Can I retrofit a spacious roll-in shower into my existing master bathroom? How can my flower garden be made more accessible? To better address these needs, Paralyzed Veterans' Architecture Department has revised and expanded publication Accessible Home Design.

The book’s ten chapters each address accessibility in specific building components.  Subject matter includes entering your home; residential elevators and lifts, kitchen design, bath and toilet room plans, plumbing fixtures, grab bars, doors, windows and outdoor rooms and garden paths.

Accessibe Home Design, 2nd edition: chapter twoAccessible Home Design, 2nd edition
Thomas D. Davies, Jr., AIA
Carol Peredo Lopez, AIA

Learn more about constructing a new accessible home—or retrofitting an existing home:

Frequently Asked Questions—How to:


If you have more questions, call PVA's Architecture department at 202-416-7645 or email:

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Members: 800-424-8200, ext. 613
NonMembers: 888-860-7244


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