How to Make your Home Safer

Safety should be a priority in any home. However, that’s especially true of homes with small children, pets, and older adults. When you move into a new Castle & Cooke Home, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to enhance the safety of your household with a few simple modifications. Here’s a closer look at some easy ways to make any home safer for both residents and guests. 

Eliminate Tripping Hazards

Falls can lead to serious injuries. Around the house, falls are often caused by tripping hazards like out of place extension cords or cluttered rooms. Especially if you have kids or pets at home, be sure to keep toys and other items organized with storage bins for easy cleanup. In addition, area rugs are notorious for causing trips. Be sure to also consider your furniture placement. There should be clear, unobstructed pathways through every room in the home. 

Install More Lighting 

Navigating around the house at night is another common factor in household injuries. Make sure your space is well lit, especially along pathways you may walk in the dark, such as from your bed to the bathroom. Using nightlights can be helpful, as can selecting brighter bulbs for your existing lights. Consider adding long pull strings or motion sensors to some of your lights, particularly in the bathroom, so you don’t have to fumble for the light switch. 

Use Room Dividers 

It may be helpful to simply keep some areas of the home off-limits during most hours of the day. For example, partitioning your office with a baby gate can be helpful for keeping young kids out of a space that isn’t fully childproofed, but you’ll still be able to keep the door open for air circulation throughout the house. 

With new construction home in Sierra Vista by Castle & Cooke, you can design a safe and welcoming space you’ll love to call home. Find out more about how you can pair the peaceful, natural beauty of Sierra Vista with our quality craftsmanship in your new home by calling (520) 378-5110.

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