Just noticed it's 2016 :) so have a few potential jobs to sort out.
Most pressingly, is the deterioration in SWMBOs MS has meant she now uses
footplates all the time in the house. This means getting around - despite
the fact we're in a bungalow - is problematic.
Entry/egress is fine, now I've made a ramp with decking and levelled the
patio with decking.
Currently, the biggest single issue is out utility room, which contains a
fridge-freezer, and washing machine. Because this is a room (which is off
a sort of corridor) SWMBO has to park her wheelchair in the doorway. Now
she's stuck in the wheelchair, it's very difficult to load/unload the
machine (or use the FF).
One idea I had, was to turn the utility "room" into a recessed alcove, by
diamond-cutter cutting the walls away either side of the door. Very messy
and dusty. However it would then allow the washing machine and FF to be
turned 90 degrees, and easily accessed.
Alternatively, we now have a spare room (used to be our lads bedroom).
It's easy for SWMBO to wheel into and out of. I could put the FF and
washing machine in there (with the minor advantage that this is where we
dry clothes !). However, there's no water or waste provision. The room
has 2 walls to the outside and is next to the bathroom, so is there some
possibility there ?
Moving, of course, is a suggestion. However, having spent 2 years looking
at new builds now, it's not a preferred option. Quite apart from the
style and quality, we currently have 1,400 sq. ft, and I have yet to see
anything with that much in the sub 5 bedroom market.
So I was wondering if uk.d-i-y had any comments or thoughts, things to
bear in mind, or previous experience ?