Your perfect apartment or home

I’m writing my newspaper column this month on accessible housing and I’d like to know what would you include in your perfect apartment or home to accommodate your particular disability. Also please tell me if you use a wheelchair and/or if your hands are involved. You don’t have to talk about there being no steps, wide doorways and lever handles on everything because they are a given but I would like to know the special things you would include because you don’t have them in the place you live in now.

You would be surprised at the number of people who have said they would love to have a small greenhouse. I can’t agree with them more.

I’d love to to hear from you soon as my column is due on Tuesday and I would like to include as many personal recommendations as possible from readers.

Thanks so much for this.

Linda

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3 Responses

  1. I am not in a wheelchair, but walking is challenged. Hands have difficulty with jar lids and bottle tops.

    These are what I consider necessities.

    1. Easy disposal of trash. I live in a condo bldg where there is a trash chute on every floor. It is a convenience that I would never give away.

    2. Having restaurant quality food home delivery nearby. I can stretch one dinner into 3 meals.

    3. Lots of counter height cabinetry. This makes access to everything so much easier. Tall cabinets in kitchens are useless.

    4. Would love to have a kidney shaped sink so that a chair could be used. Would make hair care and makeup so much easier.

    Could probably come up with a long list, but these are a few of the items.

  2. Challenged walking, hand weakness. My number one priority is covered parking, being exposed to inclement weather when you can’t move fast wears you out before you get out.

  3. There is an article in today’s New York Times that is relevant to your query. It’s about remodeling in order to age in place and mentions having light switches accessible from a wheelchair.

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