According to the American Society of Interior Designers
, even if you’re not ready for a major remodel, make safety a part of your next home spruce up. Here are some tips from Lisa Bonneville, FASID, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., the author of an ASID book on designing a safe home.
1. When replacing bedding, select natural fiber fabrics. They provide soft comfort, are low maintenance and healthier.
2. Add path lighting to bedrooms and bathrooms to provide clear navigation at night.
3. Low-pile, tight-loop rugs add warmth without impeding mobility.
4. Multiple lighting sources add drama and provide ample illumination for common household tasks.
5. Install “D” style handles or pull hardware on cabinetry for a finished look and ease of use.
6. Use only cordless shades or blinds in a nursery or child’s room.
7. Carpet hardwood stair treads for color and contrast and to provide a non-slip surface.
8. Line drapery to provide privacy and improve room acoustics.
9. Reorganize shelves and pantry to place commonly used and heaviest items within easy reach.
10. Make sure you have a place inside the kitchen for a fire extinguisher, first aid kit and flashlight.
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