Modern cooktops offer much more than they once did. Smart cooktops can turn themselves off if they do not sense motion within a specific amount of time. This helps reduce the risk of fire, while ovens and microwaves installed at countertop height reduce the chance of dropping a pan or a heavy glass serving dish. Many new homes have microwaves installed at convenient heights on the island or countertop.

Modern sinks also provide unique accessibility options. Sinks with drains at the back and pipes that angle back then down enable a wheelchair user to get closer when using the sink. These sinks are typically shallower than standard sinks, too, so it’s easier to wash dishes for those in a wheelchair. Kitchen faucets with motion detectors and touch features are also good to add to an accessible kitchen.