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Spruce up your kitchen and bathroom with the easy and affordable renovation ideas in these videos.
You Will Need
- Appliances with a lock-out option
- A fire extinguisher
- Slip-resistant flooring
- A safe cooktop
- Proper lighting
- Anti-scald controls
- Non-slip throw rugs (optional)
Design a floor plan that routes traffic away from the cooking area. Avoid putting appliances near an entrance or exit.
Protect children by purchasing appliances that provide a programmable lockout system or with lockout covers.
Keep fire extinguisher
Keep a fire extinguisher near a room exit. Never store it near or beneath a cooktop or stove.
Use slip-resistant flooring
Use slip-resistant flooring, such as laminate, textured tile, matte-finished wood, or soft glazed ceramic tile.
Purchase a safe cooktop with controls in the front or along the side of the unit. Look for a cooktop where the burners are staggered or are in one straight row.
Keep away from water
Keep plugs, electrical switches, and lighting fixtures away from water sources. All electrical receptacles should be grounded and protected with ground-fault circuit interrupters in case there is a power surge or moisture.
Provide good lighting
Provide good lighting throughout the kitchen, especially above areas where you prepare food.
Prevent water from getting to dangerous heat levels by installing faucets with anti-scald devices.