1. Keep it bright
A well-lit home is welcoming, inviting and safer. Brightly lit entrances and reception rooms provide better visibility and help minimise accidents.
Lighting that simulates daylight not only enables you to see better but has the added benefit of keeping moods more uplifted. Seek advice from your ophthalmologist or optician who may prescribe certain lighting to those suffering macular degeneration or other eye conditions.
Light switches should be easily accessible, especially if you are wheelchair-bound. Motion-sensor lights are particularly effective if you are experiencing difficulty finding or reaching light switches. Installing motion-sensing lights around the windows and doors, not only assists with outdoor visibility but will also help with security in alerting you if something moves.
Nightlights in the bedroom, or the hallway to the bathroom, improve visibility in the dark. Large, two-way rocker switches are also convenient enabling you to control light switches with ease.