10 House Buying Tips when you have mobility issues or a wheelchair

Aah Spring.  Time for Easter Bunnies, newly born lamb, daffodils – and house buying.  Spring is a popular time to put your house on the market, probably to do with us coming our of winter hibernation, the nights are lighter and the garden and house are getting a spring clean. House buying is a real […]

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Tips for Choosing Dining Tables when you have a wheelchair or mobility issue

As you will know from this post and this post Mr WheelChicHome is disabled and wobbles about the house on crutches or sometimes in his wheelchair.  This is causing me an issue when looking for a table and chairs.  The table and chairs we’ve had in the kitchen have been with us for about eight […]

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Stylish storage ideas to hold crutches or walking sticks

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about how to add some va-va-voom to storing the ugly disability aids that we unfortunately have to have around our house.  As you might know from my post 5 Tips for styling your house to accommodate a disability there’s a number of different options I like to use that […]

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5 Tips for styling your house to accommodate a disability

There’s a lot of bloggers out there looking at interiors, or looking at disability and the lifestyle impacts or issues can come up.  However, what I want to do in my blog is try to find the right blend of interiors and styling that can work WITH a disability.  I realise it’s a niche area, […]

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Clever Storage Furniture Ideas

Happy Weekend!  January weekends are perfect opportunities to have a sorting out fest when the weather is bad and minds turn to a fresh start for the new year.  Once the tree is down and before the January blues kick in, it’s a great time to look at what you have and to declutter. Most […]

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Looking for Rugs for wobbly legs or wheelchair users

As you might have seen in a previous post, we are looking to redecorate the living room early this year (once I’m fully up and about after my foot surgeries).  The colour palette is currently white and grey with red accents and a bit woody, but I’m looking to change that to more blue/turquoise/teal in some […]

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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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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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How to choose a bed when you have a disability

Buying a bed is a tricky thing isn’t it?  Well for me it is.  I’m not a great sleeper.  I just struggle to get asleep, stay asleep and have a lie in (sigh!).  Our old bed was perfectly decent and reasonable and only about 6 years old, but in an effort to get more sleep […]

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