Home Care Means Self Care – Upgrades for a Safer Life
Do you care about creating the perfect nest for your home? Do you arrive home from work every day and groan at the sight that awaits you, or are you desperate to get inside? Caring for your home is the same as caring for yourself. This is the place you spend most time in, the place where you keep your family. It must be safe, of sound build, and of high enough quality that you can’t wait to rush home from work. Caring for your home isn’t just about soft furnishings and cozy spaces, though. You also need to think about how safe it is to live there.
Safe and Secure Home Upgrades for Better Peace of Mind
Protect your peace of mind by installing security-based home upgrades that make your house your own. Home care is self-care, so you can’t afford to ignore your living situation. Here are suggestions to get you started.
1 – Make Staircases Safer
Whether indoors or outdoors, securing your staircase is the best way to improve access and entry points in your home – or business. Buy building code-compliant handrails and grab bars for construction projects, as well. Have them on the outside of your home, helping you navigate the driveway in poor weather conditions or helping you climb the steps up to your doorway. Inside the house, secure handrails protect your upper landings, preventing little bodies falling through.
2 – Add Extra Lighting
Extra lighting inside the house helps to create atmosphere. As well as being atmospheric, lighting has the purpose of safely lighting up your home at night. This keeps your family safer on the stairs, makes everyone feel cozier, and gives you plenty of light for indoor projects.
But you should not stop there. Lighting up the outside of your home will make your house look like there is security in the property. Bright lights are the best deterrent you can have against break ins. It can even improve the overall security of your whole street just because you have extra lighting at night.
3 – Fencing and Gates
Just as lighting keeps the burglars at bay, so does adding your own fences and gates. These act as a separate barrier for security. A thief is half as likely to steal from a house that there are several layers of security too… but especially if they have to hop a 6-foot tall closeboard.
4 – Shutters
Shops use metal shutters to keep out miscreants, but metal shutters are not necessarily the key design trend of the coming season. Instead, opt for some plantation style wooden shutters, instead. These can add an opulence to your home which makes you the envy of your neighbors. However, they also help protect your windows and doors from prospecting thieves. Imagine breaking through the shutter only to realize the window beyond was locked? The best defense against thieves is frustration.
Security Upgrades Give You Peace of Mind
The key behind all this is that better home security gives you a better state of mind. If you want to sleep peacefully, a couple of upgrades is all it takes.
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