What’s the best adaptation you’ve ever had in your home? Have you ever had something installed that surpassed your hopes and expectations and helped you remain independent in your own home? Gave you extra control over your own life?
… Or alternatively
What’s the worst adaptation you’ve ever had in your home? Have you ever had an adaptation installed that was so poorly designed or installed that it just didn’t work out like you’d hoped?
“Yes… and yes. Where are you going with this?”
I’m glad you asked. Blackwood’s Research & Innovation department is working on a project in conjunction with iHub and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, to find out first hand from bespoken’s members what their experiences have been with adaptations. So if you identify with option 1 and have had a great adaptation, we want you to tell us:
If on the other hand you can recall all too well a very bad adaption that sticks in your mind for all the wrong reasons, we want to know:
Please use the comments section below to have your say.
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I am lucky enough to have moved in when the big adaptations were in place.
I am extremely grateful for a fabulous wet room that I can access even on a wheelchair.
The only addition made to this after I moved in was a "BIO BIDET", this is a godsend for me with the personal problems I have, the simple act of being able to attend to your own toilet needs is a great boost to ones self esteem.
Installing this was so much easier than the Close o Mat, as it just sits on top of existing toilet bowl with no major work required, while having all the same functions of the close o mat.
Thanks for sharing. And I agree that the aesthetic appeal in adaptations is often treated as a side feature which is weird because of course people want their home to look nice. However I think there is a definite trend moving away from this which has become apparent in the last few years. The importance of beautiful design is rapidly being recognised by the industry. When I last went to Naidex a lot of the stands just look like ordinary homes. The adaptations are either invisible until they are in use or they are suitably designed so they don't scream surgical.
The adaptations that relate to personal hygiene (bathroom and toilet adaptations) I think, due to their nature, are a little harder to design for people who have disabilities without making them more conspicuous. Don't know what you think personally.