Recommendations for modifications to the bedroom environment
Universal Bedroom Design
Make the doorway accessible.
Lights and phone accessible to the bed.
Easy accessibility to clothes in the closet Purchase add-on rod that comes with extenders. This rod hooks on to the closet rod that you already have. Add-on rods hang at a lower height. This is important when wheelchair accessibility is necessary.
Clear path to the bedroom.
If you are planning for the future: Ensure there is ample maneuvering clearance - 45”
Building a walk in closet with storage at differing heights Clothing rods should be between 20 and 44 inches above the floor.
Consider purchasing a pull-down or swing-down rod. You install this rod at the same height as the rod you have now. Then, pull a cord or touch a button. Your clothes swing down to your level. Want even more hanging space? Use the pull-down rod along with a regular rod. Install the regular rod at a lower height. You can use the lower rod when the pull-down rod is in the "up" position.
For a high-tech closet, choose a clothing carousel. This device runs on a motor. Push a button and it brings your clothes to you. You've seen these devices at the dry cleaners. Now you can have a smaller version in your own house. You'll need a closet that is at least 4½ feet by 6 feet.
Pullout racks and shelves in the closet make for easy accessibility and less bending and stretching to reach things. Make sure that there is enough storage space with in reach.