Luxury refrigeration manufacturer True Residential will now offer ADA-compliant designs with its Low-Profile Collection.
The collection consists of four of True Residential’s existing refrigerators in a new 24-inch undercounter size that meets the 32-inch height regulation for countertops.
“We strive to consistently produce timeless refrigeration products that combine incredible performance, functionality, and style,” says Steve Proctor, True Residential’s director of sales. “Our thoughtful, new refrigeration line is the direct result of requests from both our commercial and residential clients for exceptional options within this category. Design should always evolve to be as inclusive as possible, and we are thrilled to be able to provide a practical, yet beautiful, solutions-based collection that meets the needs of Americans living with disabilities and suits a wide range of applications.”
True Residential says the new Low-Profile Collection can work for light commercial and residential projects, such as home kitchens, outdoor entertaining, stadium suites, and multifamily community areas.
Refrigeration products include a refrigerator, beverage center, wine cabinet, and refrigeration drawers. Instead of measuring at the typical height of 34¼ inches, these ADA-compliant appliances now measure 31⅞ inches in height.
Glass front options for all of the stainless steel Low-Profile appliances are available, as is the company’s Build Your True line of customizable finishes and hardware, including a panel-ready option.
Universal, aging-in-place, and multigenerational home designs are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners. According to a 2017 Houzz report, 46% of homeowners surveyed said they had renovated part of their home in anticipation of aging.
“Multiple generations are living together under the same roof, so there is an increased need for spaces that work for all, no matter their age, ability or physical challenges,” NKBA says in the study. “67% surveyed have a desire to age in place, and more than 60% want kitchens and baths that are easily used for all ages and skills.”
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True also announced the release of a new shade for its Build Your True program: Juniper. The shade gets its name from the juniper berry, which features a rich blue hue, and calls back to the Juniper tree, seen as a symbol for love and protection.
“Our ultimate goal when developing new colors to add to our expansive repertoire of finish options rarely has anything to do with current trends,” says Chelsea McClaran, brand manager. “Juniper, a particularly gorgeous yet soothing hue, is lauded for its versatility and enduring appeal. It easily pivots between serving as a neutral and a bold design choice—and seamlessly melds with color pairings ranging from off-white to black for one ultra-chic effect. As the use of color in the kitchen only grows in exponential fashion, we are excited to give homeowners and designers another beautiful staple finish to apply to any of our full-sized and indoor/outdoor undercounter units.”
Color and hardware options allow designers to create 60 different design combinations. The addition of Juniper ties into design forecasts of blue being a top color for kitchens, according to Houzz.