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Renovating Your Home With Accessible Elements
Renovating your home can come from a range of motivations, from wanting to make the place look nicer to a need for more accessibility. If you find yourself in the latter category, then check out this blog to find out how you can renovate by adding accessible elements that make life easier for those with additional needs.
Creating a Design
The design is where it all starts and this will influence all of your decisions later on. You can either go to an expert for this, or work to create a design that’s uniquely yours. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience in doing so, you can use online tools or even a pen and paper to get your ideas out.
These might not be the most professional designs, but it will inspire you!
If you’re not sure of the look that you want to achieve, then you can look to home magazines and layouts for ideas. You can even make a mood board to give you lots of options when it comes to customising your design. This will help you to decide on your likes, dislikes and also have a plan in mind for the rest of the home.
Then, it’s time to start to execute your dream design! Make sure you’re happy with your initial design before taking it to the next level.
Suppliers and Fitters
Then it’s your chance to pick the supplies and fitters that you need to make it to come to life. Go online to compare different options for your various rooms, which will improve your designs further. This will allow you to think more about the logistics and size of the space too. For example, if you’re renovating your bathroom, have you thought about whether you should install a walk in shower or walk in bath?
This is a must if you want to make the room more accessible and Bathing Solutions have written a useful guide that compares the two if you’re unsure on which to opt for.
As you work with these suppliers, they may also be able to recommend a person to fit the larger appliances. This can take a load off your mind, as you’re recommended a reliable person to do the job. This can come in very handy, especially if you have a lot of work to be done. They will also be able to help you out with any further renovations, as they have an idea of the space.
Decoration and Soft Furnishings
The small decorations and soft furnishings that you use will really add the finishing touches to your renovation. You can go back to your mood board at this time, to look at fabrics and colours that will set off the room well. This will allow you to create a cohesive design, with all elements working together.
If you’re adding in elements for accessibility, then you don’t need to worry about these being plain or boring. There are different colours or styles that you can choose for within things like handrails and ramps. While they are functional, you can even decorate these yourself to go with the theme of the room.
This is a key part of finishing off the home for that high quality flair. Adding in accessories and items that speak to your personality also allow you to add in some of your own style too. These small items can draw the eye and act as a statement piece. Make sure you make your own mark to give your home the personal touches that make it feel homey!
Renovating your home can be fun and interesting, with different options to pick from and designs to create. If you want to add in more accessible elements to your home, then follow our advice for a great makeover. Improve your home and your life with these tips.
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