All the changes Kate Garraway made to her home for husband Derek’s return

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All the changes Kate Garraway made to her home for husband Derek's return


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Kate Garraway recently invited fans to her home as she revealed the changes she made when husband Derek Draper returned.
The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter was delighted to learn that her husband would finally be allowed to return home after his year-long battle with Covid-19, where he will receive 24-hour care.

As a result, the mother-of-two reportedly spent thousands transforming her North London property to aid Derek’s recovery at home.

In Kate’s documentary Finding Derek, in which the TV star appeared last month, the star revealed that she installed a wheelchair lift and also had to undergo a huge clearance in order to create a bedroom on the ground floor among the many adjustments made to his house.

The ground floor of the family property now offers a bedroom instead of the living room which has been furnished with a hospital bed and plenty of rescue equipment for Derek which takes up a lot of space.

A hospital bed has been set up in the couple’s downstairs lanyard – which will now serve as Derek’s bedroom in the midst of his ongoing recovery.
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Kate also recently revealed that she would sleep downstairs to be closer to her husband in the midst of his recovery.

Due to Derek’s 24-hour care needs, Kate revealed that there will be plenty of healthcare workers on hand to support the family day and night.

Elsewhere in the couple’s house, Kate explained in the documentary that she was installing a powder room that will facilitate Derek’s access.

Kate had an elevator installed at her house to help Derek get around in a wheelchair
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In Kate's documentary, the TV star revealed that major work is being done on their home.
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At the time, Kate explained, “Right now, what we’re doing, we have an occupational therapist doing the layout of the house, looking to put in a damp room – basically, downstairs life. -of the road.

“He will either be on a stretcher or on a wheelchair. And they’re also trying to figure out how to put an elevator in the garden. “

The TV star also revealed that she has had an elevator installed to support her husband, who will use a wheelchair. The house also has an alarm system to help Derek communicate with the family.

Kate also had to have a lot of medical equipment installed in the house to help her husband
Kate also had to have a lot of medical equipment installed in the house to help her husband
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Kate also explained that they were having a wet room in their house.
Kate also explained that they were having a wet room in their house.
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In the past, Kate has also shared clips of her home on social media as she looked after her two children while awaiting Derek’s return.

Elsewhere in the gorgeous home, Kate revealed a vintage-inspired theme as well as an expansive garden that the family can enjoy together during the summer months.

Last Wednesday, Derek – who is the most suffering patient from Covid-19 in the UK – finally returned home in an ambulance more than a year after contracting coronavirus in March 2020.

Derek returned home last week after more than a year in the hospital
Derek returned home last week after more than a year in the hospital
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There is still a long way to go in Derek's recovery from Covid-19
There is still a long way to go in Derek’s recovery from Covid-19
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This week, Kate spoke of a “crushing” first weekend with Derek back home.

Speaking to Susanna Reid on GMB, Kate explained that she was able to go to work because a caregiver was at home looking after Derek.

“We have to gradually make everything work,” Kate said on the show.

Mother-of-two reportedly spent thousands preparing home for Derek's return
Mother-of-two reportedly spent thousands preparing home for Derek’s return
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The family house also has a huge sprawling garden which they can make the most of during the summer months.
The family house also has a huge sprawling garden which they can make the most of during the summer months.
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“We had some beautiful moments where [Derek] reacted to something Darcey said. ”

She added: “I don’t want to hope too much. “

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