HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEAS – SIMPLE, TECHNOLOGY-FREE IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR HOME EASIER TO NAVIGATE
There is so much talk about home technology, especially since today is October 21, 2015. For those of you who don’t remember the importance of today, it is when Marty McFly traveled to October 21, 2015, to save his children who were yet to be born, in the film “Back to the Future Part II.”
Of course, adding technology to your home can be great, but for aging in place there are some simple design things you can implement to make it easier for you and your loved ones. It’s the little things that make a difference:
D-Shaped handles are much easier to grasp than round knobs. They don’t have to look utilitarian… There are many pretty designs to give your kitchen or bathroom a new look. If you already have knobs, you may need to add a backer plate to the doors to hide the old holes or mount the handle lower to reuse the existing hole.
Use lever handles, not knobs, because they are easier to push and grab on to.
Change your faucets to lever, touch, or sensor style faucets. Again, the shape of the handle makes it easier to use.
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Place your microwave at counter top level because it is easier to reach.
Use a hand-held shower head that gets attached to a holster on an adjustable bar because it can be used when standing or sitting.
Modern conveniences and technology are great… but simple changes make aging in place easier.
Todd Perry, a State of Florida Certified Building Contractor and president of Leading Edge Homes, Inc., provided this information.
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