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Home modifications: Just when it’s needed most

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What home modifications are needed most and how much are they needed? Visionary Design Development managing director, Mary Ann Jackson, analysed 50 home modification reports in Victoria to get an answer.

The homes visited were built before any advocacy for accessible housing began with a doorsill or step at the front door and tight spaces, further complicated with a screen door. Meter boxes also intruded on entry space and many fittings, such as taps and handles were poorly designed, while floor finishes were invariably not anti-slip.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2019, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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