Handles Instead of KnobsThis applies to doors, cabinets, and faucets. A handle is much easier for users of all ages and abilities, whether it is a toddler just learning to turn on the faucet, or experienced arthritic hands.
Or, if your budget allows, upgrade to "touch" technology. It's a luxurious upgrade for users of all ages and abilities.
On that same thought, light switches can be changed out for easier to use versions. The rocker-style switch is easier on hands than the traditional light switch.
Or upgrade to very cool touch technology light switches.
If you will be building a new home or renovating an existing home, now is the time to make changes you'll appreciate now and later. These changes will not only help you to age more easily in your own home, they are luxurious upgrades before you "need" them.
In the BathroomComfort height toilets and vanities Blocking in the walls to support the addition of grab bars at a later date Zero-threshold showers/Continuous shower floors
In the Kitchen:
Rollouts and pan drawers in base cabinets
Task lighting onto countertops and work spaces
Drawer-based appliances such as microwaves and dishwashers
Throughout the HomeWider hallways and doorways Lower thresholds Minimal flooring transitions For more ideas on increasing the functionality and longevity of your home, talk to an Interior Design expert today.
Beautiful Habitat: Interior Design & Decoration www.beautifulhabitat.com