Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly

SAFE AND SOUND

Have you ever worried about suffering a serious injury in your own home? Most of us think of our houses as safe spaces where we feel comfortable and secure. Yet accidents in the home account for a significant number of hospitalisations each year, with Property Safe reporting 114,000 child injuries and 54 per cent of older adult injuries (patients aged 65+) occurring in the home during 2012 and 2014 — and that’s in the state of Victoria alone.

Perhaps it’s a sense of security that leads to so many home-related injuries; maybe it’s the amount of time we spend there. Either way, keeping safety at the forefront of your mind when renovating or designing a new kitchen is crucial.

Here are five top tips to consider when integrating safety into

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