Transforming your space through a renovation can make your home more beautiful and functional, improving the time you spend there as well as improve your home’s value.
If you’re ready to work on improving your space, whether it’s remodeling the kitchen, updating the bathroom, or transforming the backyard, be sure to keep safety tips before, during and after the renovation in mind.Start with Safety
It’s important to start your project with safety in mind. Make sure you have the right equipment and it all works properly before you get started. You’ll also want to make sure you have permits and that you meet city codes. Consider these safety reminders before you [...]
When disaster strikes, nothing is more important than protecting yourself and your family from potentially dangerous elements. To properly defend against these types of emergencies, you may want to consider building a safe room in your home. This room is usually a physically reinforced space where you and your family can reside while you wait out the storm. It should be strong enough to withstand dangerously high winds and flying debris. You can build a safe room yourself or hire a contractor.
In terms of natural disasters, according to research from Allstate, in 2009, there were 21 tornado-related deaths, 45 in 2010, and 548 in 2011. On average, the U.S. is hit by 1,376 [...]
Decorating with holiday lights is a long-standing tradition. Lights look great indoors and out by bringing cheer to a home and brightening up surroundings. However, it’s important to be cautious when you introduce lights to your holiday festivities and do everything you can to prevent a possible fire from occurring. Watch this video for a few simple tips on holiday light safety that will keep your home safe and glowing during these upcoming holiday seasons!
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The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics recently announced the number of home burglaries declined 47 percent from 1994 to 2011. Unfortunately, the median dollar value of items and cash taken in household burglaries increased 54 percent during that time period.