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Outdoor Living

Creating a concrete walkway to your home as opposed to worn out stairs makes an inviting statement for guests. Instead of simply replacing crumbling, vintage steps, consider creating a winding, gradually lifted walkway.

This concrete path would offer easier access for older or disabled visitors,...

Bathroom Decorating and Design

Learn tips to keep your home safe by visiting www.MySafeHome.org from the Home Safety Council. The room-by-room virtual safety tour shows you how to protect yourself and your family from the leading causes of home injury, including falls, poisonings, fires and burns, choking/suffocation and...

Pools, Spas and Saunas

Now that the kids are home for summer, keep vacation fun and safe by taking precautions indoors and out. This season is especially active and challenging, so make sure everyone understands the importance of safety, and do all you can to protect kids from summer dangers in the following...

Home Safety

Stairs are among the more precarious spots in the home, but they can be even more hazardous without the right hardware.  To keep everyone safe, follow these tips for pairing the right hardware with each set of stairs in your home:

-- Stairs with at least three steps should have a hand rail...

Stairs and Railings

Proper stair railings are an important first step to safety.  Stairs with more than two steps should have a hand rail securely mounted to the wall.  For open staircases, spindles should be installed no more than 6 inches apart to prevent a small child from squeezing through.  Lastly, be...