Function and form are undeniably a collision. When both function and form are made to work with each other, only then is it possible to fulfil the demands of both. The home is most definitely no exception.
Whether the function for your home is the kitchen for cooking, or the living room for communal gatherings, there are prominent aesthetic needs that come into play.
So how can you avoid sacrificing one for the other?
Home security is a must for the average home. Having the relevant security features and products installed is a crucial way to avoid theft or burglary. The very best fire alarms or theft detectors can prove to be visibly unpleasant sometimes. Alarm panels, surveillance cameras, and other essential home security essentials are an interior designer’s worst nightmare! With a lack of visual appeal, people tend to avoid taking the best steps to protect their families.
Lighting and decor
Considering minimal designs when choosing security products can prove to be a great way to avoid this catastrophe.
Lighting is a brilliant way to create the illusion that someone is home. Burglaries tend to take place in homes that look empty in presence. Lights are an ideal way to make burglars more reluctant to intrude the property. Smart lighting is an ideal way to combine design with functionality. With remote access to lighting and appliances, you’ll be able to control your lights whilst elsewhere. This gives even more believability that someone is home!
Décor such as curtains, can also be a great way to keep possessions out of eye. When windows are closed, burglars tend to avoid scoping the home as they want to minimise time spent inside. With closed curtains discreetly hiding your valuables, this will most likely ward off unauthorised entry.
Minimal Door and Window locks
This may be a relatively obvious way to secure the home but remains commonly dismissed. Reinforcing old door locks both externally and internally can be a great way to reduce risk of intruders. With security measures implemented on doors, you will be able to avoid a design faux pas. This discreet measure in security can help you to keep the design of your home undisrupted. External doors can be easily secured with a mortice lock, which are an increasingly popular lock in the home. However, multipoint locks may equally be a popular way to secure your doors, with ability to both external and internal doors. A cost-effective and subtle solution to the typical multipoint lock is the ERA Saracen Gearbox Deadbolt.
Let’s not also forget that windows are an entry point to the home. A minimalist solution to preventing access to your home through the commonly forgotten culprit, is a cable window restrictor. The cable window restrictors main role is to prevent a window from opening more than a fixed distance. With roughly 100mm set as the fixed distance, this can be an ideal way to hold form and function together cleanly.
Security cameras are undeniably a revolutionary way to keep an eye on the home from afar. Unfortunately, they’re also unpleasant visually. An out of place device with wiring running through can really ruin the overall design of a room / outdoor area.
A great way to avoid this from happening to your home is to discreetly hide them in your ‘final touches’ around the home! Whether it’s a stunning wreath, or even a tissue box, cameras can be hidden in practically anything, anywhere.
Similarly, to the lighting options, smart cameras are now available practically everywhere, providing access remotely.
It is fair to say that the average home has a large number of valuables. Whether they are high value in cash, or sentimental, valuables are always in need of protection. So aside from the average lighting and concealment through curtains, how else can you protect your valuables?
A home safe may not always be the most aesthetic product on the market, but nonetheless, does the job. There are numerous options to explore when considering a safe for the home. The ideal one for those looking to avoid compromising on form, is the built-in wall safe. With discreet coverage, you’ll be able to easily conceal your valuables new home with a painting! Or why not consider a quirky mirror? Unsuspecting to the human eye, a built-in wall safe is the leading solution.
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