Home is where the heart is
If you want to stay in the home you love for as long as you can (and who doesn’t?), you'll want it tailored for you and your needs. Of course, one person’s idea of a comfortable retirement at home can be very different to someone else’s. While some may dream of days relaxing in their perfectly manicured garden complete with a hot tub others may be content with a larger living space or an extra room for when the grandchildren come.
Whatever you dream of, it’s likely as you get older, modifications will have to be made to accommodate your changing needs. With age, everyday tasks can become more difficult. But by making a few improvements, you might be able to stay in your home for longer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Future proofing your home
Modifications to your home, such as stairlifts, a more accessible bathroom, ramps and household aids, can make all the difference between staying in familiar surroundings and downsizing or even moving into long term residential care.
Whatever stage of life you’re at and whatever budget you’ve got to use, there’s almost always something you can do to improve your home and increase your independence.
And remember, you may be entitled to financial assistance if you need to make home modifications. It’s always worth speaking to agencies such as Citizens Advice or contacting your local council first before starting major works.
Or, you could look to your home to help you fund long-awaited renovations.