Tag Archives: privacy

An In-law Suite with a Separate Entrance

separate-entranceOne of the things you should think about when installing an in-law suite is in having a separate entrance installed if possible. When talking with your professional contractor, get his or her opinion on where the best place to install a separate door would be. Now your in-laws may be in your part of the house often, but it’s important that they have their own privacy too. So it may be good to have a door to close off their section of the house as well as a separate door for their comings and goings.

Adding an in-law suite, if it’s done correctly then, won’t mean a loss of privacy. If you have enough room, you can have a separate bedroom, sitting room/living room area, private bathroom and a kitchen or kitchenette area added. Also by adding a separate entrance, your in-laws won’t feel as if they are invading your privacy every time they have to go in and out of the front door. So by having a separate door to the outside, it can give them independence and freedom.

Another thought too is to have a separate door that can be closed by your in-laws to separate their section of the house from yours. This gives your in-laws, as well as you, privacy so each family can go about their own lives independently and follow their own schedule. It’s important also that your in-laws have a way to shut off the rest of the house if possible; especially if you have children and the grandparents need a break from the noise and confusion.

In addition, with a separate entrance, your in-laws will have more freedom to entertain guests without interfering with your schedule or interrupting whatever you have going on. Plus; with a separate entrance, both on inside and the outside, the grandkids will have a place to visit their grandparents and be able to do so with all the joyful shouting being away from you. Then you have quiet time as you can see, this privacy works both ways.
Installing private entrances can give privacy to both parties involved and make for a better relationship.

Protection Provided by Rolling Security Shutters

shuttersRolling security shutters are a great addition to the safety measures currently implemented in your home or business. The shutters provide protection from bodily harm, theft, weather damage, and the additional expense resulting therefrom. They also maintain the confidentiality and privacy of those inside the building.

First, security shutters protect the people living or working inside the premises, especially if a home or office is located in an unsavory neighborhood or gets a lot of foot traffic from other areas of the city. You, the owner, get the peace of mind of knowing that your family or employees have an impenetrable barricade between them and any violent criminals that may threaten their safety.

Second, security shutters protect valuables inside the house or business. Whether you wish to safeguard expensive electronics, valuable jewelry or confidential information, the shutters will keep prowlers out and prevent burglaries and theft of your precious possessions. If you own a business, you may have physical copies of important and confidential documents stored on the site that should never fall into wrong hands. The shutters will prevent intruders from gaining access to these records.

Privacy is another important protection provided by security shutters. Again, if there is a lot of foot traffic in the neighborhood, there is a need to prevent prying eyes from seeing into the home or business. Rolling security shutters can be designed so that no one from the exterior of the building can see inside, but so that those inside the building can see outside. This is also important if you want to enjoy the natural sunlight in your home or office but wish to maintain your privacy.

Next, rolling security shutters protect homes and businesses from severe weather. Harsh storms can destroy windows or doors and send torrents of rain or snow into your building, causing water damage. Security shutters will prevent injury from environmental causes and further protect what is inside.

Security shutters protect you from the following expenses:

  • replacing stolen valuables,
  • repairing damage by intruders,
  • compensating for loss of confidential information, and
  • correcting weather damage.

In addition, your insurance company will lower the premiums on your homeowner’s or commercial insurance policy if these shutters are installed on your building.

Obviously, the numerous types of protection provided by rolling security shutters makes them a worthwhile addition to your home or to your business premises. Contact us today to find out how you can get them installed in your home or business.