No parent can afford to skip childproofing if they intend to create the safe space that their kids need. Certainly, keeping sharp or breakable ornaments well out of the way is crucial for avoiding accidents that land even parents of older kids in A&E for hours. Further to this, considering potential risks and improvements across every room is a parenting 101. The trouble is that, often, we assume we have to compromise on appearances to make it possible.
In reality, however, there’s no reason that well-thought childproofing needs to compromise on appearances at all. In fact, with a little know-how and a creative approach, it’s just possible to incorporate stylish child-friendly finishes. Keep reading to find out how!
Do away with drills
Drilling holes in walls, cupboards, and just about everything else is perhaps the worst aspect of a child-safe home. For older properties with thick stone walls, in particular, holes can altogether hinder appearances both now and into the future.
So, the first step towards a more stylish childproofing approach is to simply do away with drills where you can. Turning to magnetic safety options like these Norjew baby locks can ensure that your cupboards or any necessary doors remain shut without compromising on their finishes forevermore. Equally, additions like pressure-fit safety gates and clip-on cord safety wraps can all help to flawlessly fit within a child-friendly space that can be entirely restored to normal for dinner parties or more adult evenings where required.
Make your own barriers
A focus on making barriers instead of purchasing often clunky and unappealing safety gates etc. can also work wonders here. Obviously, you’re going to need to take extra care with fastenings and stability, but stocking up on some spare wood and finding Famag brad point drill bits online could see you making picturesque or modern wooden gates for everything from your stairs to your open fireplace and beyond. The ability to tailor the style, colour choices and size of these additions is guaranteed to prove especially beneficial, enabling you to make everything in keeping, and even turning necessary additions into beautiful room centrepieces with the help of the right craftsmanship (or just a good YouTube video or two!).
Fit safety around your colour schemes
As touched on briefly above, it’s also worth fitting child-proofing additions to your colour schemes. After all, bright white safety gates are never going to look great in an otherwise colourful room, while grey plastic corner bumpers could altogether ruin the appearance of your black marble kitchen counters. To avoid this, always keep colour in mind with the purchase of options that either come in all of the different colours you might need or with hand-finished additions that are tailored to fit seamlessly within the colours that you love so much. That way, precautions like these will be a far more natural, appealing addition to any room.
Child-proofing can feel like yet another stressful aspect of creating a family home, but the results definitely don’t need to ruin your interiors if you keep these tips in mind!
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