A family home is different to other homes because you live there with your family. As such, their safety needs to be your top priority. If you feel safe in your home, then you’ll be alright. So, here are 3 additions that are a must every family home.
Front Gate Entrance To The Family Home
If you read my previous piece on updating your home, then you’ll know one idea was an automated front gate for a family home. I think it’s a brilliant addition to every family home. The main reason being that gates add security. I spoke about this at the start, your family’s safety should be priority number one. In fact, you don’t need an automated gate; any old one will do. You can get some that look super impressive and imposing. Sometimes, all it takes is a big front gate to intimidate a passer by. You should feel far safer in the home, as people won’t risk breaking into a house with the added security of a gate. Combine it with some dummy CCTV cameras and you’re on to a winner. Personally, I’d try and get a custom gate built so it suits your home perfectly. There are companies that make bespoke front gates, so be on the lookout.
Safer With Shutters
Shutters are a great way to control light levels in all the rooms of your house. In a family home , they are a great alternative to custom curtains and have other benefits too. With security shutters, you can make your home more safe and secure. They fit your windows and make it harder for people to break into your home. If someone smashes a window, and you have curtains, then you’re in trouble. But, shutters act as an additional line of defense. Burglars have to get past both them and the window before they’re inside. Definitely a clever thing to add to your home, and they look great too. They come in different styles and varieties; I’m sure you’ll find some that suit your humble abode.
Backyard Fence For Safety
If you have a backyard, then it can be a beauty and a burden. It’s a beauty because it adds something to your family’s house. You have a gorgeous garden that brightens the place up and makes it a more valuable property. Plus, it’s the perfect place for your children to go outside and play in the summer months. It’s a burden because it can be difficult to maintain, and easy for people to get into. The top tip is to build a fence around your yard. This doesn’t have to be extreme; I’m not suggesting you erect ten feet high fence and turn your yard into a prison! But, something simple and elegant will do the trick. It adds another layer of safety to your family home while giving your exterior a boost at the same time.
If your home has everything I’ve mentioned, then it will be both safe and gorgeous. All of my ideas are built around making your house as safe as possible for your family. But, they don’t compromise style! Your house will look good, and your family will feel safe.