If you're a wheelchair user you will be well aware of the design challenges as you go about your daily business - lack of dropped kerbs in a city, restaurants you can't access, lack of accessible toilets, shop aisles being too narrow and counters being too high. When hunting for a home there's likely to [...]
Tips for Easy Home Updates Whilst in Lockdown
I know there's been probably hundreds of blog posts out there with tips on how to survive lockdown, social distancing or shielding in the current Corona Virus crisis. I'm probably not going to tell you anything you don't know, but I want to share a couple of the things I've already done in the house [...]
Alternative and Unusual Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Vanities and Sinks
If you've been following my blog for a while you'll know I'm a champion of embracing different design if you have a disability in the home - finding alternatives to the standard ugly 'hospital chic' that we might have been used to in the past. With that in mind I wanted to talk about alternatives [...]
Home Tour – Maegan from Blue Copper Design
It's been a while since we've had a chat with an insta-pal who has a wonderful adapted, #inclusivechic home but I'm glad to say the Conversation With... series is back with a BANG! Today we're talking to Maegan Blau, an interior designer in Arizona, USA. Her speciality in her Blue Copper Design interior design practice [...]
Finding the Accessible in the Inaccessible – Kitchens of Instagram!
In my occasional series about finding accessible inspiration in the seemingly inaccessible, I wanted to share today some of my favourite kitchens and utility rooms on Instagram and how they have some features and ideas that we can steal if we're planning an accessible space. There will be elements of the kitchens I'm going to [...]
#InclusiveChic – sharing the best accessible ideas
Those of you who haven't spotted the hashtag #InclusiveChic on my social media, Vaila from The Inclusive Home and I have relaunched the hashtag and set up a new Instagram account to share the best accessible and inclusive ideas around. So far we've been really pleased with the level of support and input the hashtag [...]
How to deal with a deteriorating medical condition and keep a fabulous home
As you might know from earlier posts, my husband, Mr Wheel Chic Home (aka Mr Wobblelegs) has Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. This year is the 10th anniversary of our wedding, and not long after, the 10th anniversary of his MS diagnosis. It's been three years since I started the blog so I thought I'd share [...]
Revealed – our Accessible Garden makeover!
Regular readers to this blog will know that our bungalow didn't have level garden access and eventually this prevented Mr Wheel Chic Home from getting out into the garden. We tried a metal temporary ramp, we tried bits of wood but in the end it became clear we needed to bite the bullet and get [...]
Interiors Inspiration: How to find the accessible in the inaccessible – Insta Famous homes!
That's an odd title isn't it? How can you find accessible interiors inspiration from inaccessible places? Fact is, I think you can get interiors and accessible design from anywhere and everywhere. Just because a space isn't technically accessible, it can still give you some ideas for how you might be able to adapt it to [...]
An #InclusiveChic, accessible and stylish Holiday rental in Skye
Finding the perfect holiday home for your trip can be tricky. Hours of research, you look at reviews and maps and Google Street View, available dates and price. Imagine adding in accessibility requirements and the number of properties reduces to only a handful. Of course there are various levels of accessibility requirements and some homes [...]