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Can Safety be Sexy? We wanted to know.
By: Monika Weiss
Wednesday June 5, we hosted a Twitter chat for June Home Safety month titled, Can Safety be Sexy? We wanted to find out designers' strategies to turn the conversation around about safety and design in the kitchen and bath. Click here for a transcript.
Designing with safety in mind is ageless. Follow these tips to promote greater safety in each area of your home. Have anything to add? Be a part of the conversations and tweet us your suggestion @AFriendlyHouse.
How do you determine if a house has the foundation to support you longterm? What questions do you ask when buying a home? Are you helping loved ones assess the safety of their current home? This checklist covers the basics needed for a lifetime home, a visitable home, a safe home. Click here to find out the basics needed for a friendly house.
Non-slip flooring is a fundamental component for a safer bathroom. Smaller tiles in the shower means greater grout lines and more traction for the feet. No step to navigate over with a barrier-free entry. Click for more on bathroom safety.
Increasingly, the kitchen is as much a place of gathering as it is for cooking so it is important that it supports the needs of the entire household. Ideally it is made up of features that are safe, beautiful and provide seamless use for all, like this Gaggenau lift often, left, that glides open with an elevator movement, allowing for loading without reaching into a hot oven; The heat stays trapped above.
Step-down living spaces may have a cozy appeal but they also create a potential barrier to entry for someone with a mobility issue, whether temporary or permanent. Click here for more on bedroom safety.
The closet might not be a space particularly thought of in regards to importance in safety but it has its own special pitfalls that are important to think of when designing and maintaining the space. Click here for more on closet safety.
Attention to certain details when choosing a dining set can make all the difference in regards to dining room safety. Click here to find out out more.
Anything to add? Tweet us your suggestion @AFriendlyHouse