Home Entry Accessibility at Menards®
Home Entry Accessibility
Having an accessible entryway can seem like a challenge, but Menards® has all the products you need to make the entrance to your home welcoming while providing a sense of security. Adding a ramp and railing system can make it easier for visitors of all ages to enter your home without the concern of tripping or navigating stairs. A 36-inch wide entry door makes it easier for individuals in wheelchairs or pushing a stroller to come inside.

Lighting should also be taken into consideration when making your entryway safe and accessible. Motion-activated lighting is ideal because it allows you to see where you are going without having to turn on a light. Motion-activated lighting is also great for security, because it can deter unwanted visitors from entering your home.
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Locks and Knobs
When installing an entry door to make your home more accessible, make sure it is at least 36 inches wide and your threshold is not more than half an inch tall.
Make your home and rooms easier to enter by installing lever handles, in place of round- or bell-shaped knobs and an electronic keypad lock for your entry door.
- Easier to enter your home when carrying groceries or young children
- Provides easier access for individuals in a wheelchair
- A smaller threshold makes it easier to enter your home
- Minimizes tripping hazards
- Electronic keypad locks prevent you from fumbling with keys when entering your home
- Allows you to enter your rooms quickly with less effort
- Lever handles are easier to use
- Eliminates the need to twist your wrist
Outdoor Lighting
Ramps and Railings
Keeping your entryway well-lit is a great way to keep your home safe and accessible. By installing motion-activated lighting, you will have light when you need it. Dusk to dawn lights are another convenient option. They will light up your entryway during the evening when you need the extra light but will turn off during the day to conserve energy.
Your home will be easier for everyone in your family to enter when you install a ramp and railing system. Such a system can create a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
- A better illuminated entryway to improve navigation at night
- Light when you need it
- No need to get up to turn a light on for visitors
- No need to flip a switch when you need light
- Railings provide a support system to help you and your loved ones enter your home
- Easier and safer to use than stairs
- Minimizes tripping hazards
- Provides easier entry for individuals using wheelchairs and walkers