Keep furniture like beds or dressers away from windows. Furniture placed directly under a window can create an enticement for a child to climb and the potential to fall.
Keep children’s play safely away from windows, doors and balconies to help prevent an accidental fall or injury.
Remember, insect screens are designed to provide ventilationand to keep insects out, NOT to prevent falls. For added safety in children’s bedrooms, consider installing window guards or window fall prevention devices that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
Window treatments with traditional cords can contribute to childhood injuries. For added protection, choose blinds and shades with no room-side cords like Pella Designer Series® windows and patio doors, which feature between-the-glass blinds, shades and decorative panels. Pella® 350 Series patio doors also offer between-the-glass window fashions with no roomside cords.
Plant soft shrubs, like boxwood, or yews, under exterior windows that might be used as an emergency escape route to help soften a fall.
While spring cleaning, do a “clutter sweep” and remove tripping hazardsnear exit routes from windows, doors or balconies.
Do not allow children to jump on beds or other furniture, especially near windows.
Talk to older children about the dangers of playing near windows.
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Posted on August 22nd, 2012 by John Kirchner
So, you think you have difficulty making design decisions? Imagine being an actual designer planning a project for your own home.
Such was the obstacle for Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design, whose 1960s-style kitchen painfully featured outdated design aspects that had long fallen out of favor. The lighting was poor. Flooring and countertops were cheaply fabricated and falling apart. Hers looked nothing like the kitchen of an upscale interior designer.
That’s no longer the case. Hagen’s kitchen makeover was recently featured on TrendsIdeas.com. Part of her renovation — as seen in the pictures in this blog post — included the addition of windows and doors from Marvin:
“Hagen introduced more light with a much larger window in the living room, and the size of the kitchen window was doubled. The interior was then gutted, and the oak floors were stripped of their dark stain. The floors were wire brushed and treated with a white glaze to lighten the overall look of the kitchen.”
Isn’t it amazing what just a few of the right touches can do to add life to your home?
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