While we typically highlight home remodeling tips and tricks on our blog, with the holidays quickly approaching, we wanted to share two quick home safety tips with you to keep in mind this holiday season. (But don’t worry…we couldn’t leave you without any remodeling tips. Keep scrolling for some thoughts on kitchen remodels!)

Home Safety Tips

Perform Annual Safety Checks

As we adjust to the Daylight Savings time change, this is a reminder to make your bi-annual safety checks. Now is a great time to replace your smoke alarm batteries, check your fire extinguisher, and change your air filters!

Stay Alert in the Kitchen

You may have heard the old saying that a watched pot never boils, but an unwatched pot can be much more dangerous. As we approach the holidays, be careful! Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day account for more home fires than any other days of the year. 83% of those experiencing fires in their homes admitted to activities such as disabling the smoke alarm and leaving cooking items unattended to watch TV, talk on the phone, text, or check email. Stay alert!

Speaking of your kitchen…

If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, there are two main things to think about: appearance and functionality. (See, we told you there would be some remodeling tips!)

Many homeowners tend to think about appearance first. It’s easy to envision new countertops, cabinets, and flooring. Those things are important, but what really makes your kitchen a comfortable and enjoyable place to be is if it functions the way you want it to.

It can be tough to envision the structural changes you’ll need to get the functionality results you want. That’s when it’s helpful to enlist the help and expertise of a professional remodeler like Ridgewood. We’re trained to see not just what’s already there in your kitchen, but how the space can be better utilized to fit your lifestyle. And we know how to do it in a way that will leave you thrilled with the results.

We hope you and your family enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season. Reach out if you have any projects on the horizon that you’d like to start planning for! We’re here to help!