Enjoying the summer weather can be a breeze if your home is safe and accessible! Having safe access to the inside and outside of the home is extremely important, especially when trying to enjoy the summer weather. We are going to share with you a few tips that you can check off your list to make sure your home is safe and accessible all summer and beyond.

► Widen Doorways – Widen your doorway by utilizing offset hinges, an easy to install, cost-effective option to better access areas of your home.

► Replace Doorknobs – Rounded doorknobs can often be challenging to open, swap them out for lever handles instead.

► Add a Ramp – For those in a wheelchair or with limited mobility, get in and out of your home easily by installing a ramp outside to get in and out of your home (you can rent a portable ramp from us if you're looking for something less permanent).

► Fix Cracked and Uneven Concrete – Cracks in your concrete can be a tripping hazard, so it is important to fill them to promote safety when accessing your home.

► Install Lighting Outdoors – Install better lighting and even consider motion sensing lighting outside to increase visibility.

► Install a Railing – Add a railing where a ramp cannot be placed. This will aid increased safety and accessibility.

► Use Non-Slip Flooring – Place non-slip flooring in the entryway of your house to allow for a safer walkway.

► Add an Elevator or Lift – Adding an elevator or lift allows anyone access into and out of your home at all times.

► Choose a Stair Lift – Access all levels of your home at all times by installing a stair lift.

Making sure your home is safely accessible doesn’t have to be difficult. You can use this checklist to make sure that your home is ready for the summertime and beyond, so everyone can enjoy the weather! If you are looking for more information on accessibility in your home, visit our website and get a free in-home assessment!