When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
21 January 2016
Many homeowners perform home renovations in order to make the home more suitable for their current and future needs. However, some of them commit mistakes during the planning or execution of the renovation. Those mistakes later haunt the homeowner (for instance, he or she discovers that the investment can't be recouped when the home is sold). This article discusses some of the home renovation mistakes that you should avoid. Not Factoring In the Neigbourhood
5 January 2016
Having a new home built just for you may seem like a luxury, but in truth, this option for home buyers is more affordable than you might imagine. There may also be many benefits to having your own home built that you haven't realized, and these may make it a better option in the long run versus buying a home already on the market. Note a few questions that most homebuyers ask about having a new home built and discuss these with a builder so you can determine if it's the right choice for you.
21 December 2015
While carpets provide a comfortable and soft surface for kids to play on, carpet cleaning is a never-ending chore. You'll naturally want to choose carpets wisely when you have kids at home to avoid repeating this mundane chore more often than necessary. When you have kids at home, certain factors will take priority over others in your carpet choices, especially if you're looking for low maintenance solutions. Here are some clever tactics to introduce child-friendly carpets to your home.
10 December 2015
Whether you're into DIY timber projects or you're a professional craftsman who works with timber, selecting quality timber is the key to making something for yourself that will last. If you are looking for timber that can offer you more longevity, you may want to consider buying pressure treated timber. This type of timber is filled with a special chemical, and is especially ideal for timber projects and timber buildings that are primarily going to be outdoors.
2 December 2015
Typically, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. As such, this should be one of the rooms in your home that gives you the most pleasure, as chances are you will be spending quite a significant amount of time in it. However, it is not uncommon to move into a home and find that the kitchen does not exactly fit your preferences. As such, kitchen renovations may be the only option you have to ensure that it is up to par.