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.
18 November 2015
Australians love spending their leisure time outdoors, and this is reflected in the popularity of decks and patios that are used as outdoor rooms. Unfortunately, sometimes the extremes of weather may make your deck or patio a less than hospitable place to be. For this reason, you may be considering installing a product that will provide you protection from the weather while you're enjoying your outdoor space. Here are two of the most popular choices for this purpose.
4 November 2015
While gutters are essential for directing rainwater away from the roofs of your home, dry leaves and other debris can accumulate and clog them over time. When gutters are clogged, they will not be able to direct rainwater away, causing pools of water to accrue on your roof. This may cause unwarranted roof leaks over time, so you'll want to undertake gutter cleaning every once in awhile to prevent this from happening.
26 October 2015
When you make the decision to install new window blinds in your home, there's something that you need to consider. What about the old blinds? Blinds are generally extremely durable, so this might be the first time you've ever had to dispose of old blinds. Simply throwing them away with your rubbish can be a waste, since many types of blinds are made from materials that can be reused or recycled.
14 October 2015
Maybe you've just finished building a new house. Or perhaps, you've just spent thousands of dollars purchasing a pre-existing home. Now that you already own your home, the next thing on your mind is probably what you can add to it. Building a deck has numerous far-reaching benefits for today's homeowners! Although it may look like yet another reason to dip into your pocket even more, adding a deck to your new home is a worthy investment decision as the following advantages will indicate.
7 October 2015
Your choice of home buildersis one of the most important considerations to make if you intend to build your home. However, with a little planning and research you can end up with builders who perfectly meet your unique requirements. There are many factors to consider when selecting a home building firm, but this article outlines eight of the most important ones: Determine what you need Not all builders can proficiently construct all houses.