In every room and space of your home, removing the physical obstacles and creating easy living is a great way to bring simplicity and harmony to life. Here are more great ways to keep it simple!
PATHS AND FLOORING:
Keep paths and doorways clear of obstacles, inside and out.
Choose non-slip flooring materials. Check the slip resistance rating of your selection.
Avoid throw rugs, especially those with heavy textures that can may pose a tripping risk. They can be used in inaccessible areas such as under a coffee table.
Keep the floor surface one level by avoiding installation of thresholds between materials.
In areas with minor floor level changes, one step is the least safe condition. It’s not expected, and easy to visually miss. Use lighting or a change in flooring material or color to bring attention to stairs.
HALLWAYS AND DOORS:
Insure easy access with wider openings. Doors and openings should be a minimum of 36” wide.
Plan spacious hallways, 44” to 48” wide.
Install lever style hardware on doors in lieu of door knobs.
Provide adequate lighting. For long hallways, install two way switches so all areas are appropriately lite, and switches are located at both ends.
Install hanging rods on adjustable hardware for varying mounting heights. Not only does this give versatility for flexible storage, it integrates solutions to needs that may arise in the future.
Pull down hangrods, valet rods,
Use wall surfaces for storage of items such as scarves, purses, and belts.
Drawers in closets help keep needed items close at hand. Finger pull and self-closing glides make use simple and easy.
Include code compliant and adequate lighting in every closet.
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