Home Investments that Keep Your Child Safe

As a parent, it often seems like there is an infinite number of things to worry about when it comes to keeping your child safe. Of course, much of what we worry about is simply out of our control, but there are places where we can take action to make our children safer. And one of the best places to start is at home.

The great thing about making safety-related changes and updates in the home is that many of them add value to your home. So, not only are you investing in your child’s future by protecting their wellbeing, but you’re also contributing to their (and your) financial health. 

Here are a few home investments that will help keep your child safe.

Add a generator

When the power goes out, especially in the dead of winter or at the peak of summer heat, your family’s health can be in danger. That’s why Housetopia.com recommends investing in a back-up generator. As the article notes, a generator will keep you “up and running” during an outage and because a “backup power generator recoups 67.5 percent of its cost at resale” they’re a “sound investment.”

Install a home security system

Home security systems are a great way to deter intruders and keep your family safe. But did you know they’re also a wonderful financial move? Safewise.com points out how a home security system can put money back in your family’s pocket. For example, many insurance companies offer discounted premiums to homes with security systems and potential homebuyers think highly of the systems, making it easier to get your asking price (or close to it) when your home is up for sale.

Be safety-conscious when choosing a pool cover

 If your home has a pool, you’ve hopefully already added a fence and self-latching gate to ensure your children aren’t able to get in without your supervision. And chances are you thought long and hard about what fence would provide the most safety and security for your family. However, have you given the same amount of thought to the pool cover? Making the right pool cover choice adds a layer of protection to your pool, and if you choose a solar option, you can save a few bucks by letting the sun act as your pool heater.

Make porch repairs

If your home has a porch, chances are your children spend time out there playing and enjoying the outdoors. At the very least, you and your family probably use the steps regularly to come and go from your house. If that’s the case, Ace Hardware recommends going over the porch area to repair loose or rotten boards. By doing so, you can protect your kids from serious injury.

Parents think about their children’s safety nearly every second of every day. With these home improvements, you can invest in your family’s safety while also contributing to your overall financial health. Just be sure that you take all necessary safety precautions before you start hammering!