3 Top Tips For Futureproofing Your Home

It’s important to ensure that we’re able to continue living independently in our own homes for as long as possible as we get older – and the key to achieving this is to make accessibility adaptations over time, in line with our needs as they change and evolve over the years.

There are various ways in which you can go about making your home accessible – and the good news is that you don’t have to compromise on style. With clever design and technology at your fingertips these days, you can easily make sure your home is beautiful and elegant, yet entirely practical at the same time.

To help you start out on the right foot, here are some top tips from the team at Bathtime Mobility for accessible and adaptable homes.


Plan carefully

Don’t take on too many projects at once. It’s easier to take it room by room, thinking about what adaptations are required for each space, based on what you use the room for.

Different rooms will have different requirements, whether it’s lowering the worktops in the kitchen for wheelchair users, widening door frames, installing a stairlift or even just switching out the doorknobs so that they remain ergonomic and easy to use.


Consider a wetroom

The bathroom is likely to need more changes carried out than other parts of the house. This area can be dangerous if precautions aren’t taken. One of the best ways to instantly create an accessible bathroom is to turn it into a disabled wet room of some kind, as this means you can simply walk into the space to use the facilities, with no bath to get in and out of.


Go open plan

The kitchen is often the true heart of the home and it can be made more accessible and easy to use as your needs change if you go for an open play layout, with just one big large space to have to navigate through.

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