Great home design should not only make the homeowner marvel at the beauty of her house but also grant her comfort, convenience and easy access to everything in her home. That is what Elaine Lennon has been experiencing with her beautiful, high tech and cozy abode.
Elaine Lennon has been a wheelchair user for about seven years because of a brain injury. It was found out that there was an abscess in her brain that severely damaged a part of this vital organ which resulted in immobility. She was advised to use a wheelchair 24 hours a day, seven days a week to let her move around the house, and in addition to that, she has a full-time caregiver to help her with her activities of daily living.
Lennon is a mother of a seven-year-old, Claudia. She used to be an opera singer but since the incident, she stays most of the time in her house and spends almost every day at home with her caregiver.
Because of Lennon’s physical limitations and difficulty to do things around the house, her home was redesigned and transformed to better cater her needs and make moving around a little easier and more convenient. The interior design of her home was recreated and everything inside was set up and tailored to suit her specific needs.
Lennon’s home was not just redesigned to make her feel cozy but also recreated to make her perfectly comfortable. The new design of her home helps her lived every day of her life easier. Beauty, style, comfort and technology were harmoniously incorporated in Lennon’s humble home.
This opera singer’s property was made a little bigger so that a spacious and comfortable ground floor bedroom can be created to let her move around easily. With the extended property, a huge sunshine-filled sun room and a large en suite were also made. Also, an expanded kitchen and a roomy dining-living room were made available to let Lennon and her caregivers maneuver around the house with ease and convenience.
In the dining area, a stunning Calligaris table and chrome-framed, durable chairs were placed adding elegance to the area. Next to the furniture is a coffee-colored leather sofa. In front of the comfy couch are the television and a gas fire.
But that’s not it. Lennon’s house was also redesigned with serious and amazing high technology. An automated back end which was designed by Buckley was built and can be operated by Lennon easily from her iPad or Smartphone. The wide and lightly tinted double-doors, which are large enough to accommodate any type and size of wheelchair, can slide open at the simple flick of a switch.
The curtains and the blinds in Lennon’s windows are also high tech that they can be simply and easily swished close and open as the swipe of a screen. The mood lighting in the house is also automated. The surround sound system installed floods music in every room of the house which lets Lennon relax and enjoy the ambiance of her newly designed home.
The new design brought change not only to the house but to Lennon herself. She now lives life in her home more comfortably and conveniently.