If you are looking for additional storage space in your bedroom, one of the attractive and space-saving options you could consider are built in wardrobes. These wardrobes can be custom designed to meet your individual needs, which ensures that all your belongings will have adequate storage space. Nevertheless, if you have small children, you will find that they will be attracted to your wardrobes. This can be unsafe for them and it can pose the risk of damage to your valuables. To counter this, you should consider childproofing your custom storage. Below are some of the ways that you can childproof your built-in wardrobes.
Change the position of your shelving
Lower shelves are handy for storing items that you use on a daily basis. However, these shelves are also great for climbing, making them a huge attraction to small children. To prevent accidental falls as well as keep kids away from items that could be potentially dangerous, you may want to consider raising the height of your lower shelves to ensure they are not accessible to little hands.
Install automatic drawer locks
Drawers are another potential hazard to children. Not only can they easily open them to rummage through the items inside, but they can also end up smashing their fingers by accidentally closing the drawers. A simple solution for this would be to consider automatic locks for the drawers. These typically come in the form of closing slides that will close the drawers for you even when you forget to do so. It should also be noted that open drawers are an accident waiting to happen as kids could easily pull at them and have the drawers topple down.
Magnetic locks for cabinets
Lower cabinets can be a great addition to your built-in wardrobes. To ensure that your kids cannot get into these cabinets, consider having them fitted with automatic magnetic locks.
Tension rods for drawer columns
If you have multiple drawers in a column and each of the drawers has a handle between it and the drawer itself, then it may be inconvenient to have a drawer lock for each one of them. This does not mean that they should not be child-proofed, though. An easy solution for this would be using a tension rod. This tension rod is fitted underneath the top surface of the drawers and passes through the handles of all the drawers. Thus, you child will not be able to pull any of the drawers out.
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