Home Improvement for the Elderly

Home improvement and remodeling are oftentimes done because some things need replacing or upgraded. Each homeowner has their own reasons for their projects.

There comes a time in life when age catches up and we find that the layout of the house isn’t quite as conducive as it once was. We may find it harder to make it up the stairs or need to renovate the property to adapt it to our health requirements.

In our older age, we may struggle to move around like we once did and find it difficult to reach  for things that are located in high places while others might struggle to be able to  stand up or walk any distance due to aches and pains.

So if you happen to fall into that category, then you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to improve your home to suit your latter years, here are some great tips:

11 Home Improvement Ideas for Aging in Place

The youngest of the Baby Boomer generation has all turned 50, most of whom remain active and health conscious. Still, as you age, it often means new aches and pains, less flexibility, poorer balance, decreased vision and many other maladies that can make it difficult to navigate your home.

 

1. Outfit the Bathroom

A large shower with bench seating, a handheld shower sprayer and grab bars make showering easier.

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Any form of home remodeling can be expensive and if we’re living off our pension, we’ll want to watch the pennies carefully. There’s no need to spend lavishly. You’ll still be able to renovate your property to suit your needs without having to go overboard, so here’s some further guidance.

How To Save Money On Your Home Extension

Homeowners are well aware that building a home extension would cost them. That is why most of them save ahead for future projects. One tip that can help you save money or make your money worth it is by hiring professional home builders that could help you plan efficiently…

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If would be horrible to feel trapped in your own home, struggling to get around so renovating your property is definitely the way to go. Do what needs to be done, so you can enjoy it for many years to come.

 

 

Home Renovation And Extension Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

Sometimes we seem to run out of space and this can be down to many reasons. Maybe over the years you’ve just accumulated too much junk that hasn’t been thrown away when it should have done and now you’re left feeling claustrophobic.

So isn’t it perfect timing for you to stumble across some inspiring ideas to help renovate your property. If you’re stuck for ideas, this will help.

5 Popular Home Renovations for Retirees

1. A home office. The favorite home renovation is not grab bars or any other safety equipment, but the addition of a home office. Some 35 percent of those surveyed reported converting a bedroom or other space in their house into a home office. Perhaps when people are no longer going to a place of business they feel the need to carve out a place in the home for their paperwork and financial matters. Or perhaps it’s because an empty space begs to be filled. The kids are grown up and gone, so something has to be done with that empty bedroom, and converting it to a home office is a practical, low-cost project.

2. Outdoor features. The next most popular renovation is improving the curb appeal of the home, perhaps including freshening up the landscaping, applying a new coat of paint, installing a fence, replacing gutters, repaving the driveway or adding shutters or a new front door. Some of these measures are necessary, while others are cosmetic, but they all support a person’s pride of ownership.

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That should give you a good start! There is of course always the option to make better use of your outdoor space. This typically involves looking out the back of your house to see what improvements you can make to effectively open up your living space. Here’s a rather off-beat concept that might interest you…

The Artificial Grass is Always Greener on a Deck

Artificial grass turned out to be the solution when Kristin Jackson unexpectedly needed to refinish her deck. Not only did it turn out to be an easy, low maintenance way to cover the deck floor, but it also turned out to be a lush, green, barefoot-friendly way to enhance her outdoor decor.

Of course, as the talent behind the very popular DIY and decor blog The Hunted Interior, Kristin knows a thing or two about outdoor decor. She was one of the first participants in our Patio Style Challenge series with her amazing deck makeover. After a minor incident that erased some of the work she did on the deck, she’s back for a bit of a refresh. It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux.

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There is another way to utilise any unused outdoor space and extend your indoor space outwards. The most common way to do this is to simply build an home extension. There are some beautiful designs that can completely transform your property and give you that much needed breathing space you’re looking for.

Right, I’m off to bed now. I hope that’s provided some inspiration. If ever you’re stuck for ideas, keep checking back as we keep adding more home improvement creativity to our site!

 

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

If you’re lucky enough to have a separate dining room, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are many things we can do to inject a bit more life and character into it! Dining rooms don’t have to be dull and boring, so without further ado, here are some helpful tips in making your dining room look beautiful!

One way to bring some life back is to liven up your walls. Here are some great tips.

20 ways to liven up your walls

  1. Choose the right paint effect. Whether you’re painting over brick or wood, check out our essential guide to paint for everything you need to know.
  2. Pick a shade to suit your scheme. Follow our guide on how to choose the right colour for your walls.
  3. Be colour confident. Check out our guide to painting walls in your favourite colour.
  4. Mix it up. Whether you pull out a paint colour from your existing living room wallpaper, go for two contrasting shades of paint in your bathroom scheme, or even try a bespoke mural in your bedroom, paint is a quick, easy and endlessly versatile way to liven up your room.

Read more at http://www.housetohome.co.uk/dining-room/articles/20-ways-to-liven-up-your-walls_384393.html#srTWsv1fs00ERMBl.99

 

 

 

Welcome To Operation “Home Stunning”

For those of us dying to make our property look like a princely estate, you’re looking at the right website. Operation “Home Stunning” is all about encouraging your creative outlet to pick up your tools and start hammering away at your cupboards, walls, patio, you name it!

And just to start things off – how’s this for inspiration!

Okay, most of us may never live in a place like this, but we can always dream! It’s said that our home is our castle, so why not treat it like so?