Steps for Converting a House into a Senior Friendly Home

It’s not something you want to think about, but there will come a time when your parents or your own home needs some modification. It’s a fact of life that we all get older and can’t do many of the things we’d always taken for granted. Getting upstairs, reaching high cupboards, negotiating steps, bathing and keeping the home clean can get increasingly more difficult as we get older. In a perfect world, we’d all be living in a single storey home with no front step or a mansion with a functioning elevator and someone to push us around. Unfortunately, the perfect life does not exist, so you have to look for ways to make your home as safe and convenient as possible. Here are some tips to help you make your home more senior friendly.

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5 Ways to Enhance the Exterior of Your Home

The idea of improving the exterior of your home can seem intimidating to many. This might be in part due to the fact that re-painting the outside of a home can involve more ladder work, hiring contractors to do dangerous and technical changes and maybe even getting a little bit muddy. While it might not necessarily be as easy as changing a light shade or replacing a sofa, it is still an incredibly worthwhile endeavour for the kerb value of your property.

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Important Areas Of the House To Remember

3 Important Areas Of the House To Remember

Sometimes, it’s easy to find yourself focusing heavily on one particular area of your home and, subsequently, not showing enough attention to another. Doing this, however, could prove dangerous to you, your family, and your wallet. By, say, focusing all of your attention on changing the way you living room looks instead of ensuring that your roof hasn’t been comprised by recent rainfall, you could quite easily come home one day to find that your celling has caved in.

Quite simply, it is essential that you spread your focus across the length and breadth of your home. When you do, make sure to pay extra attention to the following three all-important areas.

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How to Ensure Your Building Project is Successful

Building your own home, renovating an old building, or simply extending your property are all great ways to get the home you want, and if you manage the project well, you can often get far more for your money than you would if you tried to buy a house. That being said, it’s no small task managing a building project – even a fairly modest one – and it can take up a great deal of time and be quite stressful at times.

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Tips for Keeping Your Conservatory Cool This Summer

Are you listening to the winds howling around the house and longing for warmer days ahead? With spring now well under way, it won’t be long before the hot, sunny summer days are here – or at least, that’s what you hope! If this summer is anything like last year, we’re in for another scorcher, and as pleasant as that prospect sounds right now, when your conservatory is so hot you can’t go in it, you’ll be wishing you’d been better prepared.

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What To Look For In A Roofing Contractor

Making improvements to your home is a costly and significant investment on your end. This is why it’s so important to take the necessary steps to ensure you’re hiring the right person for the job.

There are certain qualities and requirements you’re going to want to look for in a roofing contractor before you hire someone to complete your desired house project. Do your homework up front and you’ll run into fewer complications or issues throughout the process. Use the following tips to help guide you to making wiser decisions and feeling more confident going with the person who you choose at the end of your research.

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5 Essential Tips for Renovating Your Home

Renovating a property not only allows you to customise your home to suit your personality and needs, but it could potentially add significant value to its sales price.

It doesn’t matter if you are insulating your property or adding a new boiler, the process will require both research and investment, which could prevent you from blowing your budget or making some big mistakes along the way.

Get started by reading these five essential tips for renovating your home.

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How To Feel Connected With Nature In Your Conservatory

Living amongst nature makes everything so much better. That’s why, when you have the advantage of a conservatory in your home, you should try to connect it with nature as much as possible. This way, you can enjoy the space so much more, even when the weather prevents you from venturing outside. Here are some of the ways you can combine indoor and outdoor spaces to form a beautiful place to be.

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Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Every homeowner dreams of making big improvements to their home, such as an extension or a conservatory, but for many this is not an option due to money and/or space. That is not to say that there are not more affordable home improvements that you can make which can have a huge impact on how you feel when you step foot in the house each day and also impress any guests that you have over. So, if you are looking to make a few improvements to your home but you don’t have a huge amount of money to play with then read on for a few suggestions.

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