It is no secret that we want to feel safe in the comfort of our own home. It’s our place to relax after a long day at work and you don’t want to be worrying about whether your home is dangerous,whether that is keeping your children safe from falls, slips and bumping into sharp objects, or making sure that your home is not attracting opportunistic thieves.
Whether you are awaiting the exciting arrival of a bundle of joy, or you are interested in ways to improve the safety of your home, below we have collated together a range of ways that will certainly give you both inspiration and assurance on how to improve the structure of your home, meaning your little ones can run and tumble around and give you peace of mind that they are safe throughout.
High Storage Spaces
Storage spaces like boxes, organisers and drawers are integral to keeping your home clean, tidy and well organised. However, as your little one starts to explore, their curious minds and fingers could find their way into these. This is why you should invest in storage spaces that you place high up and organise to place dangerous items in these.
If you are living in an apartment or a two-storey home, perhaps you should think of investing in safety windows that prevent accidental falls. According to the Health and Safety Executive, windows of this category should not open further than 100mm – so you can invest in window restrictors to ensure this.
What’s more, this can improve the security of your home as these can not be easily accessed by a person attempting to break into your property.
If you would like a piece that will not only add value to your home but can also improve the security – why not get French doors installed and a Juliet balcony?
Though Juliet balconies will aesthetically improve the exterior of your home, they can also be a deterrent from falls and accidents. Whether you would like an ornate iron balcony or a seamless glass balcony – these can be added to upper-level French doors. What’s more, they will allow plenty of natural light to flood into your home.
Once your child starts to get acquainted with running around, it is likely that they will be unsteady on their feet to start with. This is why you need to make sure that not only are the floors of your home non-slip but also that they are cushioned to protect any falls and are easy to clean. This may initially sound utilitarian, but in fact you can get a variety of stylish safety floors that are ideal for homes and businesses which will put your children’s protection and safety first.
Here at Cooper & Williams, we offer a stunning range of flooring for both homes and businesses. We pride ourselves on being experts in both floorings for practical purposes, as well as for aesthetic purposes. What’s more, we stock leading brands and manufacturers like Karndean and Amtico. To find out more, or to speak with a member of our team, simply contact us today.