How to future proof your home when you have a disability

As regular readers to the blog will know, Mr Wheel Chic Home has Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.  This is the form of MS that starts and just gets worse, with gradual changes over the years. We started to think about adjustments after his diagnosis, but he was still walking without an aid at that time […]

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My Top Tips for buying a Storage Bed

The space under the bed is usually one of the least utilised spaces in our home and yet it’s a large opportunity for storage that we don’t often think about.  I’m on the look out for a new storage bed in my spare room and so I wanted to share some ideas… If you’re a […]

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Customisable Grab Rails with Rails Direct

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I have a thing about grab rails and how in general, they can be ugly.  I’ve talked before about my super toilet roll holder and some ideas that are grab rails disguised as some thing else.  I’m always looking for options to help disguise […]

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My favourite fabulous grab rails

Now I know this is a niche post, but even if you don’t need a grab rail yourself, your grandparents or parents might.  Or you might have a disabled friend looking for some help.  I’m guessing most people will have seen those standard grab rails in hospitals or disabled loos or in your doctor’s surgery.  And […]

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Top Tips for Choosing a Coffee Table if you have mobility issues

Regular readers to this blog will know that the husband has wobbly legs and uses crutches or a wheelchair to get around the house.  This causes us some issues when choosing lovely things for the home and the coffe table is no exception. In previous posts, I’ve talked about the bed, sofa, dining table and […]

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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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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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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 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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Finding a Grab Rail that doesn’t look like a Grab Rail…

I have a problem with current design for accessible spaces. In public spaces such as hotels, airports or restaurants there’s a need for something that’s universal and can accommodate  lots of different needs. But isn’t it UGLY?!  I’ve been in four and five star hotel rooms where the rooms are gorgeous and stylish and the […]

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