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How to Make Your Home Disabled Friendly

  • November 27, 2015
  • By Grace
How to Make Your Home Disabled Friendly

If you want to make your home disabled friendly, there are many steps that you can take so that anyone who is disabled can enter and exit your home with ease, as well as navigate throughout it without any problems.

Check out the tips below to find out how you can make your home disabled friendly easily and affordably.


Add a Bath or Shower Chair to Your Tub

There are several different options when it comes to shower and bath chairs for disabled individuals. These products will make it easy for a disabled person to safely use the tub without having to worry about slipping and falling. A few examples include tilt-in-space shower chairs, a dual reclining shower chair, and bariatric shower commodes, along with pediatric options. There are also bathtub chairs and seat lifts, along with transfer benches to make it easy for a disabled individual to get into and out of the shower with ease.

Install Portable Ramps at Entry Points

The use of portable ramps at all of your home’s entry points can make it really simple for disabled individuals in wheelchairs to exit and enter your home. These are surprisingly cost-effective as well, and you can find longer ramps to help a disabled person get into a car without having to use a chair lift as well.


Have a Stairway Lift Installed

Another option is a stairway lift, which is really convenient in houses that have multiple floors. After all, a disabled person will have a very difficult time getting up and down stairs. But a stairway lift is a great way to help someone get to where they need to go without having to fear falls and injuries. Just be certain that the product you install will swivel, as this will make it simple to get into and out of it safely. And the great thing about stairway lifts is the fact that they will work with existing stairways, and they do not take up that much space either.

Make Doorways Wider and Even Out Your Flooring

If your doorways are too tight to comfortably allow a person in a wheelchair to move through, you can have them widened by leading industry providers, such as Otto’s Home Remodeling, so that they are at least three feet wide. Another option would be to add French doors where sliding glass doors are throughout your home so that they you can provide a wider opening.

Another step that you can take involves leveling any uneven floors throughout your home, as these can make it difficult for someone in a wheelchair to get around, especially if there are a lot of small steps between rooms that can make it hard to smoothly move from one room to the next. Evening out your floors will prevent tripping, and threshold ramps are great for entryways with small steps between them.

These are just a few ways to make your home disabled friendly. A few simple changes, which can be surprisingly affordable, can make a world of difference to someone who has difficulty getting around.

By Grace, November 27, 2015
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