Nifty Design Ideas That Actually Improve Security

Design ideas that will also improve home security

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Looking for great design ideas? Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your current one, home security should remain at the forefront of your mind. Style, beauty and function are important, yes, but if your home isn’t designed for optimal safety and security, you just may find yourself regretting this someday. Lucky for you, we’ve curated a nifty list of design ideas that not only look great, but will also up your home’s security quite a bit. Let’s get started, shall we?

Let Your Door Swing…OUT!

Use design ideas like an outward swinging door for home security!

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Who says that a door has to open inward? Especially when so many criminals kick doors in for quick and easy access to a home? A door that swings outward, however, cannot be kicked in! If you’re worried about how such a door will look, don’t. There are many styles, colors and designs to choose from or you can even have your own made. The latter may sound like a pricier option, but when we’re talking about securing your house and your family, how much is too much?

Install a Security Screen

Screens like this one present an array of design ideas for better home security

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No, we’re not talking about your grandma’s old wrought iron screens (although I have one of those at my home and it looks/works great!), but there are many modern designs that will serve the same purpose. You may even install a storm door which opens outward and has a hidden screen built into it. Remember, you can never overdo your front door security!

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