The purpose of this study is to clarify the evaluation of kitchen space in homes for the elderly in order to create a barrier-free (B.F.) environment. Physical B.F is a traditional element of B.F.. We add a sensory B.F.. and environmental B.F.. (Environmental B.F=Physical B.F. + Sensory B.F.) Our previous research had found the following results:1) Physical environmental barriers were found in most respondent's houses. 2) For a B.F. kitchen space, the satisfaction rates with the thermal environment were the worst of the several sensory factors for the elderly. Moreover, satisfaction with the thermal environment is lower in summer than in winter.These findings suggest that to achieve a B.F. kitchen environment for the elderly, it is necessary to seriously consider measures to prevent heat disorders in summer. Thus, additional research was needed to clarify the actual condition and satisfaction evaluation of kitchen space for the elderly from the viewpoint of B.F. design.All these aspects are important in this study of kitchen space, because creating a B.F. environment for preparing meals is important to improve the elderly's quality of life. We conducted a questionnaire survey of elderly and middle-aged subjects. The results can be summarized as follows:1. The elderly have experienced accidents or incidents in the kitchen. The percentage of respondents who experienced incidents was as follows: burn (46.8%), fall (30.5%), struck head on the shelf (22.5%).2. Installation of B.F. facilities. The installed B.F. facilities (safety goods) in the kitchen were Worktop for wheelchair users (3.3%), cooking chair (5.6%), Heating (42.5%) and Cooler (40.6%). Specifically, for those living alone, the percentages were as follows: Worktops for wheelchair users (5.1%), cooking chair (2.6%), Heating (38.5%) and Cooler (33.3%). 3. Satisfaction rates with the thermal environment were the worst among several sensory factors. Moreover, satisfaction rates with the thermal environment in summer were lower than that in winter. Therefore, it is necessary to seriously consider prevention of heat disorders in summer.4. The satisfaction rates of respondents living alone were lower than those living with an offspring's family.From the social perspective, it is necessary to establish support systems to support older people living alone. Neighbourhood or parent-children communications can be considered as important support mechanisms. To achieve a barrier-free kitchen design for the elderly relates to the elderly's quality of life.