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Home Improvement  /  August 30, 2015

Home Improvement Ideas to Make Your Home Safe

Everyone wants their home to look nicer, but you should also give consideration to remodeling projects that make your home safer as well. If you have children or elderly family members, then safety should be a primary concern at all times. The experts at Handyman Connection of Boise have plenty of suggestions on how you can improve your home and make it safer at the same time.

Have Your Electrical Wiring Checked Annually
Over time, an unchecked home wiring system can become inefficient and it can become a fire hazard. That is why you should have your older wiring system replaced by a professional as soon as possible. But it is also a good idea to have an electrician look your home’s wiring over once a year to spot any potential issues and make suggestions on how to fix them. You can also increase the efficiency of your home’s electrical system by taking advantage of the new materials and equipment that are out there, so do not hesitate to attend to your wiring as soon as possible.

Anchored Throw Rugs
How many times has a member of your family fallen on your slick kitchen or bathroom floors? Does that hardwood floor in the family room give some of the older members of your household problems? A quick home improvement project that will solve that issue is to put one side of Velcro tape on the floor and the other side on the bottom of some throw rugs. Place the rugs in ways that will allow everyone to safely walk on your slick floors and you can create a safer environment while adding some colorful rugs as well.

Outside Lights Installed with Motion Detectors
It can be terrifying to hear a loud noise in your backyard at night, but then not be able to see anything in the darkness. You can improve the safety of the exterior of your home by installing outdoor flood lights that are attached to motion detectors. When someone triggers these lights, you will be able to see what is going on and the intruder will be scared away.

Have an Alarm System Installed
An alarm system is a home improvement project that will protect your family and increase the value of your home. You can choose to have a professional install your alarm system, or you can buy a DIY home alarm system. If you go the DIY route, remember to use a system that connects directly to emergency authorities that can react immediately when your alarm goes off.

Install New Windows
If you still have the older windows that are single-pane with wooden frames, then it is time for an upgrade. Double-pane windows with durable vinyl sashes are going to offer you much more protection and also help to lower your energy bills each month. Remember to install new windows that have window locks to allow you to lock your windows at night and when you are not home.

Install New Exterior Doors
Older exterior doors tend to develop gaps between the door panel and the frame that allow criminals easier access to your home. By installing new exterior doors throughout your home, you will once again save money on your energy bills and develop a much stronger layer of protection between you and would-be burglars.

The experienced craftsmen with Handyman Connection of Boise can help you to plan a full range of home improvement projects that will make your home a safer place. Whether you are looking to protect your family or prevent injuries inside your home, taking the time to do these home improvement projects is a smart move. Contact us today to request your free, no-obligation estimate!

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