One of the most stressful things about going on vacation is leaving your house vulnerable by having it unoccupied while you are gone. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do that will help you keep your home safe while you are away. The best thing that you can do is to have someone that you trust housesit for you, but this isn’t always an option for most people. These are some other ideas that you can use to secure your home. It can be an excellent idea to have a professionally installed security system in your home, particularly one [...]
The kitchen is not only a place where you cook up great food; it’s the heart of your home. This is where you make memories. The idyllic scene of a mom teaching her children how to bake cookies for the holidays or a family member teaching a secret family recipe to other people in the family. These are all amazing memories that can happen in a kitchen. Unfortunately, the kitchen is also full of hazards. When you have children at home, it is so important that you take every precaution that you need to as far as keeping your children safe [...]
Children are amazing blessings that bring so much joy to your lives. Unfortunately, they also come with a lot of worries. One of the top reasons for fatalities in children is accidents, most of which could have been entirely prevented through childproofing your home. This will take a look at the various rooms in the house and what you can do within these rooms to childproof. Bathroom Get toilet locks. Place chemicals out of reach of kids, or lock the cabinet that they are in. Make sure sharp items like razors are out of reach. Use items like anti-scalding devices, which [...]
It’s always a good idea to be prepared because you can never know when something will go wrong. Fire alarm and smoke detectors are there to save your life, so you need to know what to do should something happen. These fire alarm safety tips can make all of the difference in the world when protecting your home. By following this advice, you will be better able to protect your family in case there is a fire in the home. One thing that you should be sure to do regularly is a fire drill. You want to be sure that everyone [...]
There are so many different aspects of keeping your home safe. It isn’t just about the type of security system that you have in place, though this is an important piece to protecting your home. Another big part of this is ensuring that you properly secure the perimeter of your home. There are quite a few layers to protecting your perimeter, from getting to know your neighborhood to having a reliable security system. This will take a close look at how you can secure the perimeter of your property. One of the best things you can do is to get to [...]
Did you know that fires in the home are a lot more common than you think? Or that one in every five of them is started in the kitchen, by someone struggling to cook? The chances of fire are increased exponentially when you add in all the fuss of Thanksgiving day.
Before we can talk about how and if home automation increases the value of the home, we first have to talk about what it is. Automation is where you can access certain systems in your home remotely.
Everybody likes to be independent and seniors are no exception- in spite of advancing age, poor health and safety hazards, they prefer to live alone. While it’s nice that they can take care of themselves, with every passing year, it becomes more difficult.
When planning to sell your home it is important to take considerations into small improvements that can be made to increase the overall value of your property as it does make a great difference. Installing a security system into your home is an effective way to increase interest in the house and potential buyers.
Even though you might not have any inclination to ‘go green’, saving energy is not only good for the environment but it can save loads of money in the long run.