Retirement is a time of enjoyment, comfort, and making the most of the fact that you’ve served your time, your working days are over, and you can now kick back, relax, and do exactly what you want to do. With that in mind, why would you live in a house that no longer serves your needs? It’s time to make a few changes to your living arrangements, to make your retirement years more comfortable, and as a result, more enjoyable.
I’m not talking about moving house, although if that’s on your agenda, then good luck; no, I am talking about making tweaks and alterations to your existing home, either major or minor.
Here are a few suggestions for changes you may like to make to your home, to help serve you better during your retirement.
Your bathroom is probably going to be the first thing you think about making changes to. It’s an obvious thing to point out, but you don’t want to be climbing in and out of a high bath when you get a bit older, so it’s no surprise that walk in baths for seniors are very popular additions to the home. In addition to this, bath rails are a good choice, to aid getting in and out of the bath and shower, and avoiding slips.
Watch the stairs
Stair rails, both on your inside stairs, and also on steps outside the house, are a good way to help mobility. If you’re particularly troublesome on the stairs, a stair lift could also be installed, and this is another very popular addition to a home.
Ramp it up
Ramps are easily added to outside the house and also within the house if you have a mobility issue, be it a wheelchair, or simply an issue with walking down steps or drops. This is also probably one of the easier alterations you can make.
Most of the changes you can make to your home as you get a little older centre around mobility, which is an obvious thing to state. Making your home easier to get around, with steps, ramps, and making your general house contents at waist and reach height, will go a long way to making your home more comfortable for those all-important twilight years, when the onus really is on you to enjoy every second the way you want to – after all, you’ve earned it through your long working life.