Our 11 Favorite Picks From Pottery Barn’s Newly Debuted Accessible Home Collection

Pottery Barn announced the fall launch of a new accessible furniture collection called Accessible Home. Designed to be usable by everyone, the selection samples from more than 150 of Pottery Barn’s best-selling products and alters them in ways that have made them either accessibility focused or ADA compliant while still maintaining the pre-existing aesthetic of the company. The brand is intended to incorporate accessibility into every product by providing beautiful, thoughtful design that makes a home a more comfortable place for everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law enacted in 1990. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability
in the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations of any place of. The principles of “accessible” or “universal” design emphasizes making the products and environments usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design.

After browsing the whole collection, we are pretty impressed by the design aesthetics of this accessible collection, which, for sure, doesn’t compromise on the look and feel of the products outside functionality. From home office to bathroom to bedroom, here are our 11 favorite picks from Pottery Barn’s Accessible Home Collection.

Home Office Desks

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

An accessible table has a surface height of no more than 34 inches and no less than 28 inches above the floor. At least 27 inches of knee clearance must be provided between the floor and the underside of the table. ADA work surfaces or desks should be from 28″ to 34″ inches from the finish floor to the top of the surface area, with a typical average seating height of 30″ inches.

Here are some other accessible general principles to consider for desks and chairs:

1.Choose desks, tables and counters that allow adjustment for height and angle of worksurfaces.

2. Surface materials can affect users. For example, glossy, highly reflective surfaces may cause a glare that makes tasks more difficult for the visually impaired.

3. Worksurfaces no deeper than 38″ can keep items accessible for people with limited reach.

4. Knee wells at least 30″ wide and 19″ deep will provide adequate room for most users in wheelchairs.

5. Consider the advantages of modular casegoods for their flexibility in creating open and accessible workspaces.

6. Open storage units are more accessible than closed ones; side-hinged doors offer advantages over doors that must be raised or lowered.

7. Cabinets with U-shaped pulls and/or push latches enable access for people with manual limitations.

8. Moveable cabinets can enhance the ease of access for people with limited mobility.

9. Chairs should be adjustable for the individual’s comfort, enable different postures for various tasks, and allow the user to sit with both feet flat on the floor.

10. Seating features that help people with arthritis of other mobility limitations include firm padding, longer arm rests with large grip areas, and a base large enough to let the user place his or her feet directly beneath themselves when rising.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Pacific 78″ L-Shaped Desk – ADA

From the planked-style wood to its streamlined silhouettes, Pacific emphasizes clean lines and understated design that’s striking in its simplicity. Thoughtfully designed, this versatile piece is both modular and wheelchair-friendly, so you can configure your home office any way you like.

  • Expertly crafted from solid poplar wood, MDF and oak veneers; hand finished in Fog.
  • Includes 4 open shelves.
  • The use of veneers results in high-quality furniture that has flawless surfaces and consistent color tones that will not be subject to cracking.
  • Kiln-dried wood helps prevent warping, splitting, cracking and developing mildew.
  • Finished on all sides so it can float in any room.
  • Adjustable levelers provide stability on uneven surfaces.
  • Anti-tip kit included: comes with safety-tested mounting hardware, instructions and a nylon strap. To prevent injuries from furniture tip-over, this item should be securely fixed to the wall. how to install anti-tip kits.
  • ADA-compliant design. 
  • Imported.
  • Overal dimension: 78″ w x 64″ d x 30″ h

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Printer’s 64″ Writing Desk with Drawer

Printer's 64" Writing Desk with Drawer

This Printer’s Collection captures the handsome functionality of a vintage typesetter’s cabinet. Perfect for shared family spaces, the components can be combined in any configuration to create your ideal workspace, media room or home office.

  • Tuscan Chestnut finished pieces are built from solid pine and pine veneer; hardware has an antique brass finish.
  • Seadrift finished pieces are built from solid ash wood, engineered wood, MDF and white oak veneers; hardware has an antique pewter finish.
  • The use of veneers results in h-quality furniture with flawless surfaces and consistent color tones.
  • Kiln-dried wood helps prevent warping, splitting, cracking and developing mildew.
  • MDF is an engineered wood that lends exceptional strength and ensures the dresser’s structural integrity over time.
  • Finish is hand applied in layers, with distressing and burnished edges that give the collection the look of a well-loved antique.
  • The writing desk has 1 single drawer with a drop-down front.
  • Cutouts in the drawer keep cords organized and easily accessible.
  • Drawers open smoothly on metal glides.
  • Back of desk is finished and able to float within the room.
  • Imported.
  • Dust with soft, dry cloth.

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Dining Tables

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

An accessible table has a surface height of no more than 34 inches and no less than 28 inches above the floor. At least 27 inches of knee clearance must be provided between the floor and the underside of the table.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Toscana Extending Dining Table – ADA

Toscana Extending Dining Table - ADA


Toscana is inspired by authentic Italian farmhouse furniture with its X-shaped supports and keyed-through tenons. Its distressed top and eased edges have a rustic look we love. Thoughtfully designed to make room for everyone, this piece makes our best-selling table even more accessible.

CONSTRUCTION

  • Crafted of kiln-dried solid Sungkai Wood and Sungkai Veneer.
  • Table is stained by hand, then sealed with a protective lacquer for moisture resistance.
  • Surface is hand planed, showing small visible dents and carvings to resemble the look of salvaged lumber.
  • Adjustable levelers provide stability on uneven surfaces.
  • 60″ – 84″ size comfortably seats 6 people unextended; 8 people extended.
  • 74″ – 104″ size comfortably seats 6-8 people unextended; 10 people extended.
  • 88.5″ – 124.5″ size comfortably seats 8 people unextended; 12 people extended.
  • ADA-compliant design.
  • Imported.
  • Dust often using a soft, dry cloth.
  • Wipe up spills immediately.
  • To protect the finish, do not apply abrasives or household cleaners.
  • OVERALL UNEXTENDED: 60″ L X 38″ W X 30″ H

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Bath Rooms

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

  • Counter heights: No more than 34 inches.
  • Faucets: Within a 48-inch reach.
  • Faucets on sinks 20 or more inches deep: Within a 44-inch reach.
  • Sinks: Like counters, mounted no more than 34 inches from the ground.
  • Knee clearance: 27 inches high, 11 to 25 inches deep and 30 inches wide.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Sausalito 61″ Single Wide Sink Vanity – ADA

Sausalito 61" Single Wide Sink Vanity - ADA

Sausalito exudes relaxed refinement with its driftwood-inspired finish and antique sensibilities. Crafted with solid wood, genuine marble and caning, this vanity offers form and function.

  • Top is made from Honed White Cararra Marble.
  • Honed Carrara marble is known around the world for its exceptional quality and natural beauty.
  • Base is crafted of solid ash wood, MDF and elm veneers with a Seadrift finish.
  • Due to the nature of the natural marble each top will vary slightly and no two pieces will be exactly alike.
  • MDF is an engineered wood that lends exceptional strength and ensures the product’s structural integrity over time.
  • The use of veneers results in high-quality furniture that has flawless surfaces and consistent color tones that will not be subject to cracking.
  • Features 2 spacious drawers and 2 cabinets with adjustable shelves.
  • Adjustable levelers provide stability on uneven surfaces.
  • Use with any of our faucet collections (sold separately).
  • Designed to fit 8″ widespread faucet.
  • Professional installation recommended.
  • Imported.
  • ADA-compliant design. 
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry; drying the fixture immediately after use helps prevent lime deposits from forming.
  • To protect the finish, do not use abrasive agents or harsh cleaners.
  • If using a cleaning agent, test first on a small, inconspicuous spot before applying solution to the entire fixture.

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Clarence 36″ Single Sink Vanity – ADA

Clarence 36" Single Sink Vanity - ADA
$2,499

This apothecary-style console is updated in contemporary style with straight lines and squared corners. The airy, open look is the perfect choice for a bathroom refresh.

  • Top is made from Cararra marble and base is handcrafted of steel.
  • Due to the nature of the natural marble each top will vary slightly and no two pieces will be exactly alike.
  • Adjustable levelers provide stability on uneven surfaces.
  • A standard 8″ spread faucet (sold separately).
  • Professional installation recommended.
  • Imported.
  • ADA-compliant design. 
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry; drying the fixture immediately after use helps prevent lime deposits from forming.
  • To protect the finish, do not use abrasive agents or harsh cleaners.
  • If using a cleaning agent, test first on a small, inconspicuous spot before applying solution to the entire fixture.
  • OVERALL: 36″ w x 20″ d x 34″ h

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Benches

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

the guideline specifies a bench seat height of 17 inches minimum and 19 inches maximum above the ground or floor space.

903.3 Size. Benches shall have seats that are 42 inches (1065 mm) long minimum and 20 inches (510 mm) deep minimum and 24 inches (610 mm) deep maximum.

903.4 Back Support. The bench shall provide for back support or shall be affixed to a wall. Back support shall be 42 inches (1065 mm) long minimum and shall extend from a point 2 inches (51 mm) maximum above the seat surface to a point 18 inches (455 mm) minimum above the seat surface. Back support shall be 2 1/2 inches (64 mm) maximum from the rear edge of the seat measured horizontally.

Advisory 903.4 Back Support. To assist in transferring to the bench, consider providing grab bars on a wall adjacent to the bench, but not on the seat back. If provided.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Hardy Upholstered Bench – ADA

Hardy Upholstered Bench - ADA

Inspired by the look of a classic director’s chair, Hardy offers a touch of tailored comfort. The angular, metal frame is softened by cushioned seating and thoughtfully designed for the way you live.

The look of mixing a clean, metal frame with a well-tailored fabric.

  • Frame is made of metal with a Bronze finish with performance Boucle Oatmeal fabric.
  • Bench is easily wheelchair accessible.
  • Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory, supporting fair and safe labor practices and empowering workers to invest in their communities. Workers receive extra funds for every product sold which are used for community projects chosen by workers.
  • Imported.
  • ADA-complaint design

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Lavatory Faucets

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

Faucets must meet ADA reach range and mounting height requirements. A 48-inch-high limitation is required for all accessories (except those mounted over obstructions), including lavatory fixtures, which are more than 20 inches deep. At 20 to 25 inches deep, a reach range of 44 inches applies.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Linden Lever Handle Widespread Bathroom Sink Faucet

Built to the highest industry standards, this low-flow Linden Lever-Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet is crafted of solid brass components with a choice of five beautiful finishes. This collection is designed exclusively for Pottery Barn by Watermark.

  • Constructed of cast brass.
  • Offered in Antique Brass and Chrome finishes.
  • Fits sink openings with an 8″ widespread.
  • 1/4 turn ceramic disc/ solid brass machined valve body.
  • Drain assembly included with overflow.
  • A pre-installed aerator restricts water flow to 1.2 gallons per minute.
  • Professional installation required.
  • ADA-compliant design. 
  • Made exclusively for Pottery Barn by Watermark.
  • Crafted in Brooklyn, NY from American and imported materials.

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Mirrors

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

Mirrors located above lavatories or countertops shall be installed with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 40 inches (1015 mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground. Mirrors not located above lavatories or countertops shall be installed with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 35 inches (890 mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground.
A single full-length mirror can accommodate a greater number of people, including children. In order for mirrors to be usable by people who are ambulatory and people who use wheelchairs, the top edge of mirrors should be 74 inches (1880 mm) minimum from the floor or ground.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Vintage Double Wide Rounded Rectangular Pivot Mirror

A pivoting design lets you adjust this mirror so you can maximize the view, making it ideal for a family bath. Choose from one of our beautiful finishes to best suit your style.

  • Thick-plated beveled mirror is framed in aluminum for unrivaled strength.
  • Sturdy wall brackets allow it to tilt and stay put at the perfect angle.
  • Mounting hardware is included.
  • Contract grade.
  • Imported.

A pivoting design lets you adjust this mirror so you can maximize the view, making it ideal for a family bath. Choose from one of our beautiful finishes to best suit your style.
Thick-plated beveled mirror is framed in aluminum for unrivaled strength.
Sturdy wall brackets allow it to tilt and stay put at the perfect angle.
Mounting hardware is included.
Contract grade.
Imported.

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Beds

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

Ensure beds are of an accessible height (recommended bed height is between 20 to 23 inches from the floor to top of the mattress).

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Cayman Platform Bed & Headboard

Cayman Platform Bed & Headboard

A salute to minimalist design, this clean-cut Cayman Collection is crafted of solid wood with a dimensional finish. Its low profile and understated silhouette create a look that’s sleek and timeless, even as your style evolves over time. Make it yours and choose from some of our favorite finishes.

  • Warm Black, Biscotti and Coffee Bean finishes are hand-applied on all sides, using an exclusive multi-step process.
  • Biscotti and Warm Black finishes are masterfully crafted with kiln-dried mango wood, sustainably sourced.
  • Coffee Bean finish is masterfully crafted with kiln-dried, solid acacia wood.
  • Kiln-dried wood helps prevent warping, splitting, cracking and developing mildew.
  • Frame support system makes the use of box spring unnecessary.
  • Imported.
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
  • To protect finish, avoid the use of household cleaners or abrasives.
  • Hardware may loosen over time, periodically check connections and re-tighten if necessary.
  • Compatible with an adjustable mattress base.

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Area Rugs

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

Requirements by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allow carpet having a pile height of half an inch or less (measured from the bottom of the tuft). Exposed edges should be fastened to floor surfaces with trim along that edge.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Chilewich Signal Floor Mat

Chilewich Signal Floor Mat

Exploring the interaction of shape, color and texture, this jacquard weave floor mat is a contemporary reimagining of the classic harlequin print. The Chilewich Signal mat is power-loomed of sustainable vinyl and finished with bound, hand-stitched edges for artisanal flair. Its durable materials and slip-resistant backing provide the perfect foundation for high-traffic areas indoors or out.

  • Made of TerraStrand® yarns with 25% renewable vegetable content.
  • Mat is latex backed and slip resistant.
  • Resists stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
  • Phthalate and BPA free.
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified. GREENGUARD Gold Certified are low emitting, meaning they’re built to ensure the air you and your family breathe is cleaner. Each piece is screened for more than 10,000 chemicals and VOCs that are commonly known the pollute indoor air.
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Made in the USA with imported materials.

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Lighting

Accessibility Focused or ADA Compliant Guideline:

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) limits wall-mounted luminaires to four inches in depth when located between 27 inches and 84 inches from the finished floor level of walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Many sconces meet this requirement at any mounting height. Sconces greater than four inches in depth can be used, but they must be mounted higher than 84 inches from the finished floor.

Our Product Picks From Pottery Barn Accessible Home Collection:

Deane Glass Double Tube Sconce – ADA

Deane Glass Double Tube Sconce - ADA
$549

With its modern lines, intricate etched details and frosted glass, the Deane Glass Double Tube Sconce is here to prove that big things really do come in small packages. Choose the metal finish that works best for your space, then let it light the way.

  • Crafted of steel and glass.
  • Finish options include modern brass, polished nickel or deep patina bronze.
  • Frosted white, hand blown glass shades.
  • Compatible with dimmer switch.
  • Damp UL-listed for use indoors or in a protected outdoor area.
  • Light bulb(s) are not included. Accommodates one 40W Type B candelabra bulb(s) or LED equivalent.
  • ADA-compliant design. Learn More
  • Imported.

CARE

  • To protect finish, do not apply abrasives or household cleaners, dust with soft dry cloth.
  • Do not exceed specified wattage.
  • Outdoor damp rated fixtures can only be used in covered, fully protected locations that are not directly exposed to water, even during storms. Outdoor Damp Locations include covered patios and covered porches that are fully protected from water, even during storms.

ASSEMBLY

  • Hardwired; professional installation recommend

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