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7 New Home Upgrades that Could Save Your Life
One of the best things about moving into a new home is personalizing it and really making it yours. From hanging wall art to arranging furniture to finding the perfect spot for your grandmother’s hand crocheted afghan, it’s a real joy to decorate.
But are you forgetting about the big investment you just made? Consider the following important home upgrades that will protect your home and your family.
1. Smoke Alarm
Take an afternoon and upgrade all your new home’s smoke alarms. Smoke alarms save lives and it’s not worth it to assume that just because it’s there it’s working.
2. Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Do the same upgrade with your carbon monoxide alarm. If your new home doesn’t yet have one, go ahead and pick up the latest model. Even if your home has all electric appliances, it’s worth it to have this added protection.
3. Trim Bushes
It’s lovely to have a home that’s nestled behind evergreens, but you should know that this gives intruders easy cover around the perimeter of your home. Trim bushes so they are no more than four feet high so intruders have nowhere to hide.
4. Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting adds to the curb appeal of your home and also deters intruders. Install solar ... more
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