A Fashionable Front Door you can wheel your chair through

The front door is a really important first impression any visitor has to your home. A scruffy front door has the potential to lower your house price and bring the neighbourhood down – which we didn’t want! We have elderly passive aggressive neighbours who once knocked on the door to offer us the number for […]

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Sofa buying tips when you have a mobility problem

Aaah. The Sofa…the couch, the settee, whatever you call it it’s probably the second most important piece of furniture in our home after the bed.  It’s a large, expensive purchase and it has to be right in many ways as we tend to keep our sofas for years and it’s a costly mistake if you […]

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Chalk Paint – Beams and Banisters

Recently I wrote a post on my friend’s home in Cornwall where we did a lovely cheap nautical makeover in the bedroom. The other makeover we did in this house was to update the beams in the living room and kitchen.  The house is a small fisherman’s cottage overlooking the sea and has beams in the ceiling […]

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Travels with a Wheelchair – Italy

If you’ve seen my post on the The Perfect Wheelchair for travellers and the account of our trip to Iceland you will know how we’ve used the wheelchair to get to us around, not letting my husband’s MS get the better of us. This month we had the opportunity to visit a friend in the Tuscany/Umbria borders of Italy. […]

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Painting the kitchen tiles

We moved into our 50’s bungalow in December 2014 and luckily for us, the kitchen is fairly new, having been extended into a large L shape by previous owners, newly fitted at the same time, so it’s probably about 5 or so years old. It’s white and fairly innoffensive.  There’s lots of storage cupboards, under […]

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The Perfect Wheelchair for travellers

(Note – this is not a sponsored post, all views and opinions in this post are those of myself and my husband and based on personal experience).   Once my husband had accepted that having a wheelchair was an enabler, not a sign of weakness for his MS, so many places opened up to us. […]

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How to make your bathroom accessible without a complete re-fit

When you think of a disabled bathroom you might think of plastic chairs that fold down from the wall, large grab rails, a wet room set up (although trust me we’ve been in ‘disabled bathrooms’ in hotel rooms that have a single grab rail over a bath!) and generally a utilitarian style of decor. I’m […]

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