Published at Thursday, 27 June 2019. Cabinet Knob. By Arnold Engel.
A garage door company suggests that when building a garage you should consider safety by installing one or more surveillance cameras. They can be used to monitor the interior of the garage and the surrounding areas. Take your time and talk to the garage door company for their opinions and suggestions for your new garage. Before you start to design your new garage be sure that you look at your budget because you do not want to run out of money and have a half-finished garage.
The easiest way to keep your little ones from accessing things they shouldn’t is by adding a lock or bolt on to the door or cabinet of your choice. I personally went for antique bronze door bolts over locks as they were more in keeping with the tone of the house, and to be honest they looked easier to fit. However when fitting the bolt or lock, I would highly recommend you attach it where it is out of reach. When I first installed the bolts in the bathroom, I was naïve to think that with a bolt on the door the kids wouldn’t be able to get in. I’ll never forget the day when I walked into the bathroom and my youngest was sitting on the floor holding the bottle of toilet bleach. Luckily she couldn’t get past the twisted cap, but in that moment I had realised that the bolts needed to be a lot higher. That evening my husband came home and after he helped me put the kids to bed, we went round the house and moved all of the bolts up higher. Since then I have had peace of mind knowing my cheeky little monsters can’t reach substances that are hazardous to their health’s.
Energy conservation is important so double glazing is recommended. It will also provide some degree of acoustic insulation. Quality manufacturers provide U-values of 1.8w/sqmK or lower for such energy efficient bifold doors. There are times when one may want an unimpeded view and there are times when one may want to shut out the light. Curtains are good but can impede the view. Venetian blinds that roll up all the way to the top may be ideal. If you choose a double glazed door then the blinds may be incorporated into the panels but at the cost of impeding the view. It is best to coordinate with the installer and clear this point as well before ordering a bifold door.
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