Clear obstacles that could hinder you from moving about your home, says the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Opt for an open floor plan with passageways and doorways at least 36 inches wide. Designate hallways and kitchen
aisles at 48 inches wide for optimum comfort.
Also, space furnishings
to accommodate a wheelchair and relocate electrical cords to avoid tripping. Make sure all stairs have secure handrails.