Question: It has become painful to open the doors in my home because of my arthritis. Are there any inexpensive ways to solve this problem?
Answer: The easiest and least expensive quality solution is to remove the existing round door knobs and replace them with lever door knobs. You can purchase these at any lumber yard. They make opening the doors painless and easy. You can also buy special door openers which allow you to open and close your door with just the push of a button. In areas where privacy is not important sometimes it becomes advantageous to remove the door or just leave it in the open position. You must decide which solution meets your needs.