#DailyPrompt: My Dream Home

Well, let’s see…. I suppose I could go all out, with all the bells & whistles, and lots of rooms and all. But unless this “dream home” comes equipped with maid service and such, The maintenance and upkeep would soon become overwhelming.

I wouldn’t mind having a second-story with a balcony, as long as there was a way for my husband (who is in a wheelchair) to get up there also. I remember one of the houses I lived in as a child had a balcony and I used to love to go out there whenever I could. My favorite thing to do up there was to flypaper airplanes, that I had made, down to the ground below.

One extremely important feature would be the accessibility of the kitchen. Between my husband being in a wheelchair and me being short, most standard designed kitchens are not practical for either of us. I would want lowered counters and lowered top cabinets. In the lower cabinets I would actually prefer drawers rather than doors or pullout trays. From my husband’s point of view a side swing oven door is much more preferable than the standard front swing door.

Moving on to the rest of the house…… Really, something with open floor-plan is the best for us. To be honest I like the openness of the “great room” of the house we are in now.

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Another extremely important feature is the ability for my husband to easily get into all bedrooms and bathrooms. Grab bars by toilets and showers are a necessity and one by the closet door also a plus.

Oh yeah, one last thing which perhaps should have been at the front………. The ability to get in and out of the house easily through the front door, back door ,and garage.

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One thought on “#DailyPrompt: My Dream Home

  1. I already have a three story, six bedroom, 3 bath house on seven acres, and the mortgage will be paid off in a year or two. Since I’m diabetic, I’m thinking eventually we’ll use the basement bedroom with it’s sliding glass door. If I was in a wheel chair, I’d need a sidewalk down the side of the house to the front. Right now I’d love an indoor sunken tub for two with jacoozi jets. what I want and what’s practical are not always the same thing.

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