There are ways to keep your home and family safe simply by using the built environment around your home. By adding these common home and landscape design features, you will be able to prevent accidents around the home including tripping and slipping among other common hazards.
Handrails for Stairs and Ramps
If you have stairs or ramps anywhere around your home—including indoors leading to the second floor, it’s important that you install handrails. Handrails are a crucial home safety feature that can prevent tripping up or down the stairs. Moreover, handrails can be custom designed to match the interior design of your home making your home as nice as it will be safe.
Iron Gates and Doors
In addition to preventing accidental injuries around your home, it’s important to make your home safer by deterring crime. One way to prevent a burglary around your home is to install iron gates and doors that are as durable as they look. Iron doors and gates are nearly impossible to break through and will make your home a fortress to would-be burglars.
Outdoor lighting will go a long way in improving the safety of your family and guests around your home. It’s recommended to use motion-sensitive lighting outdoors near walkways, on the patio, and near the swimming pool. Improving the visibility in your yard can help prevent accidents caused by tripping hazards that may be hard to see in the dark.
Paved Walkways and Pool Decks
Prevent your family and guests from tripping over rocks or rolling their ankles on unkempt grass with paved walkways and pool decks in the yard. A concrete or stone walk-way is easy to maintain clear of tripping hazards such as branches, rocks, and debris.
Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection Devices on Gate Operators
If your home features an automatic gate operator for allowing vehicle access to your driveway, you want to be sure that your operator features an emergency stop/reverse mechanism that is triggered when it detects vehicles and pedestrians. This can prevent accidental injuries caused by closing iron gates.
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