Architect Karen Braitmayer—whose firm, Studio Pacifica, specializes in universal access space planning and ADA compliance for commercial and residential projects—in the garage of her midcentury house in Seattle. Before the home's renovation, much of the garage had been taken up by a large ramp before the concrete floor was repoured on a slope that meets with the house, eliminating the need for a more cumbersome ramp and allowing room for storage shelves. “Your home is a place where you shouldn’t have to put out too much effort, whether you’re a person with a disability or not,” says Braitmayer. “You should be able to reserve all that energy and effort for the outside world.” Photo by Kathryn Barnard. Photo by Kathryn Barnard.