ADA: Handicap Accessible Cabinet Hardware with Universal Design

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.

Handicap accessible cabinet hardware should ideally have easy to grasp handles (many of which come in a “U” shape or with D-pulls. Handicap accessible cabinets for people with disabilities should also have pull-out lower shelves, pull-down cabinet hardware on upper shelving, and pocket or sliding doors.
Venus Cabinet Hardware

Handicap accessible/universal design cabinet hardware comes in a variety of finishes and styles and can be purchased anywhere cabinet hardware is sold. When buying cabinet hardware it is always a good idea to buy a few extra pieces so replacements will be available in the future, especially if cabinet hardware styles are discontinued.

Some favorite accessible cabinet styles are as follow:

ADA: Handicap Accessible Liberty Hardware Builder's Wire Cabinet Drawer Pulls Oil Rubbed Bronze 3-1/2"
U Shaped Cabinet Hardware

ADA: Handicap Accessible Century Hardware Venus Cabinet Drawer Pulls Matt Nickel Europe 128mm
Venus Cabinet Hardware

ADA: Handicap Accessible Cascadia MetalArt 3125 Shaped Cabinet Pull
C Shaped Cabinet Hardware

ADA: Handicap Accessible Conrad Collection by Amerock

Amerock Conrad Collection 29200 ORB 96mm pull

ADA: Handicap Accessible Dulcet Collection by Amerock

ADA: Handicap Accessible Euroline Collection by Berenson

ADA: Handicap Accessible Sonara Collection by Amerock

Amerock BP53013-ORB Allison Barrell Pull 3-Inch Centers, Oil Rubbed Bronze

ADA: Handicap Accessible Pull - Silvered Black by Amerock

ADA: Handicap Accessible Stainless Steel Collection by Amerock

People who have difficulty opening their hands sometimes like these cabinet pulls because they can fit them between their fingers.


Any recommendations for other cabinet hardware? Any suggestions, please share.

1 comment:

Trash Cans & Garbage Cans said...

Thanks for sharing. This is very informative especially for someone who knows little about these things, like me. LOL