Design Tips

A Guide to Childproofing Your Home

TV standWhether your little one is about to crawl or your friend’s kid is visiting for the holidays, there are simple things that you can do to make your home safer for children. The four childproofing tips below are easy and affordable changes that will give you some peace of mind.

Anchoring Furniture
One child safety area many homeowners overlook is anchoring furniture, particularly TVs. Often, people set TVs on top of their dressers or media stands, and children climbing the furniture can easily tip over the TV or the entire piece of furniture. TVs can be mounted to the wall and large furniture can be secured to the wall with furniture straps or screwed directly to the wall studs.

Installing Safety Gates

If you have stairs in your home, it’s best to install safety gates at both the top and bottom of the staircase to prevent a curious toddler from taking a tumble. Pressure gates are less secure than using hardware to mount gate to the wall.

Locking Cabinets

The chemicals stored in the kitchen and bathrooms of your home can be very dangerous if a child gets their hands on them. Remember to put household products and medicines out of reach or in a locked cabinet after use. Cabinet safety latches are very affordable and easy to install.

Cover Outlets

Outlets left uncovered can be a dangerous electrocution hazard for young children. Plastic covers come in multi-packs for only a few dollars and will prevent little fingers from finding their way into trouble.

With a few small changes, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is safe. The RoomPlace offers TV stands, entertainment center wall units, dressers and chests for kids that can easily be anchored with furniture straps. Visit our showrooms in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas for more safety tips and design inspiration. Whatever your style and budget needs, you can truly Get It All at The RoomPlace.

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