Life with a disability is hard enough. Home life doesn’t have to be hard as well. Everyday tasks such as climbing a flight of stairs, getting in and out of a bathtub, moving around and transferring between furniture items is pretty tough if you have a disability. Taking on tasks like home chores is even tougher. And even with all of these time-consuming challenges, those with disabilities still have to and want to get out there, live a normal life, work, earn a living and enjoy life.
A disability friendly home can make it much easier to do all of those everyday tasks so you can be ready for your day a lot quicker and still have some energy left after doing these things that can be so tiresome.
Here are a few of the best ways to make your home disability friendly.
Invest In A Stair Lift
Getting up and down a staircase is a pretty big challenge whether you have a small disability or are completely wheelchair bound. One of the first and best home improvements you should consider is to get a curved stairlift installed. These stairlifts can be installed on any type of staircase including spiral staircases. Stairlifts are easy to use, a lot safer than trying to climb those difficult steps on your own and can save you heaps of time.
Consider A Walk-In Bath or Shower
Walk-in bathtubs or showers are beautiful and functional whether you have a disability or move perfectly fine. These showers and baths work just like any other bath or shower with one great difference. You can walk in and out of it with ease and without the risk of slipping and falling. This simple bathroom modification will make a world of difference in the time and effort it takes to stay clean.
Clear the Area
It is pretty tough to get around in a home that is cluttered with lots of furniture. For a disability-friendly home, you should declutter as much as possible to create wide open areas that are much easier to move around in. Open and clutter free rooms are also much easier to keep clean when you have mobility problems.
Built-In Items Are Superb
Want to avoid the risk of toppling over a loose chair? Then get everything built in. If all of your furniture is built in then you can use the furniture to pull yourself up and the risk of something falling over is much lower.
Lower Those Counters
For wheelchair-bound individuals, those high kitchen counters and bathroom sinks are very annoying because you have to rely on someone else for basic tasks such as cooking when you could have handled these tasks all on your own. For a disability-friendly home lower kitchen cabinets, counters and bathroom sinks are a dream.
Install Handrails Wherever You Can
Handrails are very handy whether you are climbing into bed, out of a bathtub or using the toilet. Install handrails wherever you might need something to grab onto.
By making your home disability friendly you can regain a lot of independence and live a happy and fulfilled life because those simple everyday tasks that used to be a massive challenge becomes simpler and easier for you as well.