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Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

While I am not a professional contractor, I have a good friend who is. He often calls and tells me about his days and I have learned a lot about home renovations and remodeling options just listening to his stories. Knowing my home remodeling options greatly aided the shopping experience when I was ready to purchase my first home. I wanted to live in a location close to my family, and there were limited homes on the market in the area. However, due to knowing what changes could be made to an existing home, I was able to find a good house that I knew I could make great with just a few changes after I bought it. I was recently inspired to create a blog to share what I have learned about home renovations with anyone who would like to read it!

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3 Tips For Making Your Home Safer Without A Security System

There are several ways that you can make your home safer without having to install a security system. These safety methods are often a lot cheaper than installing a security system, and most of them can be done yourself if you have the equipment and would like to. This article will discuss 3 specific tips for making your home safer.

Put A Stick In Your Sliding Glass Door

A great way to make your sliding glass door safer, is to place a stick in it when it is closed. This stick should be the length of one half of the sliding glass door, and should fit snuggly in place at the base of one of the doors. The purpose of this stick is to stop anyone from being able to open the door from the outside using force, because even if they are able to break the lock, the stick will stop the sliding glass door from opening at all. While the type of stick that you can use may vary, be sure to use one that is thick and very sturdy. Also make sure you install safe sliding glass doors from trusted contractors, such as Gulf Coast Builders Inc.

Install A Peep Hole In Your Front Door

Installing a peep hole in your front door, or simply buying a front door with a peep hole, is an excellent way to make your home safer. This peep hole will allow you to see whoever is at your door before you open it, and will give you an excellent heads up if someone is at your door that you do not recognize. Teaching your kids to use the peep hole before answering the door, can also give you more peace of mind when you have to leave them home alone for one reason or another. 

Install A Yard Light

It is an excellent idea to install a yard light onto the exterior of your home, especially if you live in a more secluded area. This yard light will likely discourage anyone from sneaking onto your property and trying to steal anything or break in, because they will be seen much more easily. You can also choose to have this yard light motion activated if you would like, so that you are personally warned when the light comes on. These lights can often be installed using a ladder and drill kit, so you will definitely be able to install this light on your own.