This is the first part of the home that adjustments should be looked at, but oftentimes is the last one to actually receive those adjustments. Part of life involves going in and out of the home, so it is important that you give yourself the ability to do so unencumbered. If you have a garage, this should include more than just an entrance to the front door, but also allow easy access to your garage. 


Naturally, the first thing you want to avoid is stairs or steps of any kind. This adds an unneeded level of difficulty for wheelchair access or even for those using a walker. 

The specific requirements for an entry area include:

  • Push side of entry must have 12 inches from door and 48 inches away from the wall.
  • Pull side must be 18 inches from door.
  • There must be a clear floor area of 60 inches at entry.
  • The door needs to be a swinging door at any entryway. Provide a covered level landing at the entry door with suitable circulation areas to allow for ease of manoeuvrability (see Doors).    

‚ÄčIt is important that entries follow these standards to allow easy access of disabled individuals. 

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