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 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.
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.