Future-proofing your home
For older adults, the ability to stay in their own homes as they age is paramount. Successfully ageing in place, however, requires careful planning for security and safety issues that may otherwise impact their ability to remain at home. We’ve rounded up 14 DIY projects that can make your home user-friendly far into the future.
Making smart additions to the kitchen, such as automatic taps or water-temperature regulators to prevent scalding, can boost the safety of meal prep and clean-up.
High-pile carpet and uneven floors are trip hazards for those wishing to age in place. While carpet is soft and warm underfoot, loose-looped or shag carpet can be dangerous. A low-pile alternative will make it safer, especially in low-light conditions.