For most of us, making our home more comfortable to live in means making little tweaks here and there. It’s things like decluttering your home, leaving rooms ready, hanging pictures of memories that make you happy, adding fresh flowers to your most lived-in spaces, changing up your lighting to create beautiful moments and reading by the fire, having a big bath you can soak in without getting cold feet and cooking more. That’s what comfy living feels like. But for some people – maybe your elderly parents or those that have changing needs – making a home comfier looks slightly different. It’s about making their home easier to live in on a day to day basis without sacrificing the style and decor and interior design. It’s no easy feat.
That’s what we’re going to delve into with this blog. We’re going to look at some simple ways to make your home easier to live in when living in a home isn’t as easy as it once was. You never know who this advice could help, whether it be you, your parents or an injured-friend.
Take Your Doorbell With You
One of the most amazing things you can get is a wireless doorbell and portable receiver so that you never miss a delivery or a visiting friend ever again. It doesn’t matter if you are upstairs or in the garden, you won’t have to worry about getting to the door in time again as you will be able to answer the door via a video intercom and let them know you are coming – you’re just going to be a little longer than the average excitable human.
Add Some RC Sockets
Floor level sockets are a nuisance to get to for even the most flexible of twentysomethings, so imagine how much stress they must cause those who can’t get down low very easily. Well, instead of getting them rewired at waist height, you should consider getting remote controlled sockets installed. They simply plug into your existing sockets and then allow you to use them via a battery-operated remote. There will be no more struggling to flick the switch off when you go to bed.
Stairlifts changed the game for so many people who battled with stairs. But they are far from flawless, especially when you consider the effort involved with lifting yourself in and out of them. It’s one of the reasons why residential lifts have become so popular recently. Not only are they the epitome of luxury, but they can also help make your home more comfortable to live in like nothing else. They give you the chance to walk around your home without the stress of navigating the stairs. It’s a total game-changer.
Don’t Give Up Showering
No one should have to swap showering for bathing unless they want to. Sure, some people are absolutely bath people, but most people love showering. Thankfully, if you already have a walk-in shower cubicle, you don’t need to give it up for any reason. Instead, add a shower seat and a couple of grab rails and enjoy the sensation of showering for as long as you like.