Kitchen Cabinets and Accessibility: Has anyone run into this before? What are my options? And what is the best way to legally work through this?

Asked by mobq42, New York, NY Sun Feb 17, 2013

I am doing a rip & replace of an 11x7 kitchen and accessibility has come up. Our plan is to replace in the same spot …cabinets, fixtures and appliances. We have an Architect & Expediter and they said we need to be ADA compliant and install an “adaptable sink cabinet” for front approach /Local Law 58 compliance. I have done research on the subject and have questions: It does not appear to me that an adaptable sink cabinets is required in new construction or renovations, no one I spoke with had one or has installed one. Second, I would argue that that I meet the “Kitchen Sinks Parallel Approach“ …” The Guidelines specify a 30”x48” clear floor space at kitchen sinks. The clear floor space must be parallel to and centered on the kitchen sink. The clear floor space in this parallel and centered orientation allows a person using a wheelchair to make a close side approach, permitting a reach to the faucets, to easily wash dishes or food without excessive twisting in the wheelchair."

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Jamie Bravo, Agent, New York, NY
Mon Feb 18, 2013
Your architect should know the specifications required. The New York Building Department will definitely be able to assist you. This is the link to NYC Code Enforcement . The NYC Buidling Department link is .

I hope the links above are helpful.

Jamie Bravo
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Bond New York
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Feb 18, 2013
The best way is to check is by directly contacting the buildings department....
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