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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Child Safety And Home Renovations

Home renovations and home improvements are very common. According to the American Housing Survey, over half of American homeowners made some improvements to their homes from 2009 to 2011. With so many people renovating or making improvements to their homes, safety is a key concern for many. This is especially true if there are children in the area while improvements are happening. Luckily there are a few steps that can be taken to keep things safer for children during a home renovation.

Temporary Fences

One way to keep children safe from harm during a home renovation is to keep them away from the construction site. This can be done in many ways. Homeowners can notify other homeowners about the renovation and instruct them to keep their children away. They can also install temporary fences around the construction site. Temporary fences are one of the best ways to keep children away from the construction. They are often constructed of chain link and can be rented from companies like A & R Rent-A-Fence for as long as they are needed. There are also fences that can be installed without the need to dig post holes. These fences are a great way to keep children away from a potentially dangerous construction zone without making any lasting changes to the property.

Waste Containment

One of the biggest hazards from any construction project is the waste that is produced. Things like nails, glass shards, metal pieces, and chemical waste are all things that can be produced during a home renovation project. Any of these can also cause harm to a young child. Making sure that this type of waste is contained is a very important safety measure that should be taken. One of the best ways to deal with large waste, such as large pieces of wood, pipes, and appliances, is by using a rolloff dumpster. For chemical waste, small pieces of glass, and nails, sealed containers are a must until the waste can be properly disposed of.

Power Tools

Thousands of people each year are injured by power tools. Many of these injuries happen to children. Power tools are capable of injuring children, especially if they are left laying around. Making sure that power tools are not left unattended and that they are put away when not in use is the best way to prevent these injuries. Homeowners should make sure that their contractors are aware that there are children present and that they are taking steps to keep dangerous power tools out of their hands.

Keeping children safe while renovating a home can be a challenge. However, using a temporary fence, keeping waste contained, and putting up power tools when they are not in use are all steps that can create a safer environment.