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Apartment adaptation – living room

by Josephine Andrews
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living room

Living rooms often accommodate too many and too bulky pieces of furniture: the huge wing chair, expansive cupboards, the upholstered couch. In many cases it is worth doing without one or the other piece and making room for it. Always make sure that your furniture is stable and cannot tip over.

• Armchair and sofa : Older upholstered furniture often has two weaknesses: it is too soft and too low. Once you sink in, it’s hard to get back up. They are a strain on the back because the spine remains in an unnatural position. Higher seats with firm upholstery and matching armrests are therefore more suitable. The ultimate is an electrically operated armchair that moves into the desired position at the touch of a button. In this way, you can also get into the horizontal position and relieve your back. The optimal seat height is 50 centimetres.

• Carpets : Loose carpets are potential trip hazards. Carpets should therefore be glued firmly in slippery areas. It is often enough to put a non-slip rubber mat underneath and secure the corners with double-sided adhesive tape. The better option, however, is a permanently laid carpet.

• TV : TV sets should have the largest possible, flicker-free screen in order to relieve the eyes. Most of the supplied remote controls are too small for old hands. More suitable is a simply structured operation with large buttons. If hearing ability deteriorates, it is recommended to connect a wireless headset or under-the-ear headphones.

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