August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts
Special Needs Furniture
Common Sense Furniture Solutions for Use by People of all Abilities.
For individuals with developmental delays and their caretakers, independence is a critical goal.For facility administrators, it is important to create functional work and living spaces that foster independence without making an individual feel singled out.
Special needs furniture has become a dynamic furniture category that has really dedicated itself to manufacturing common sense furniture solutions for use by people of all abilities.
Some of the best designs in special needs furniture are pieces that have the look and feel of home furniture but with additional design elements that improve function.
For example, adjustable height tables can accommodate wheelchairs or standard height consumers for dining, working or activities.
- Whether an adjustable table or fixed wheel-chair height table, design options are limitless. Choose from basic work tables with wood grain laminate tops to dining tables with metal bases with highly polished, colorful metal tops. If you are looking to add a little flare to your facility try a highly polished mirror aluminum top table with a stainless steel metal base.
Fully upholstered furniture has also come forward with innovative improvements.
- Shorter seat depths and slightly elevated arm heights are simple solutions that have proven beneficial for consumers with limited mobility. The dimensional changes really make a big impact to aid consumers moving from a sitting to a standing position.
- Additionally, removable seats and seat decks (the foundations that give the seat support) are readily available in almost any style. The removable seat and seat deck allow for easy clean up of spills or body fluids. Just take the seat out of the frame for quick and easy clean up of the furniture, floor and surrounding area.
- Lastly, treated fabrics are an easy way to protect upholstery from dirt and fluids. Fabric treatments can make almost any fabric practically impenetrable to any fluids – including urine.
So improvements in furniture design have made it easy to maximize the independence of any consumer while maintaining a home-like look and comfort.
When furnishing a space for your consumers, always enlist the help of furniture sellers that specialize in furnishing facilities for consumers with special needs. You will benefit from their knowledge and their