Jeffrey Lopatin | Seminole Real Estate, Belleair Beach Real Estate, Clearwater Real Estate


You always want to be safe in your new home, but bringing home a new baby brings your safety protocol to a whole new level. In the first few months of life, the baby won’t be getting into too much trouble. By the time the baby can crawl, however, it’s a whole different story. This is why you want your home prepared before the baby even gets there. You should keep your home free of hazards. No more boxes in the way on the floor. The glass coffee table may need to be put away for a time. The nature of your home will certainly change once your little bundle of joy arrives. Below, you’ll find some of the most basic baby safety measures that you can take around your home in order to bring it from normal home to “baby proof.”


You’ll want to look at your home from the level of a child. Anything that you feel he or she could get into when you’re on the floor on your hands and knees is fair game.


Lock Drawers And Cabinets


Both drawers and cabinets should be locked in the bathroom, kitchen, even in your office. You never know what a baby can get himself into! This is especially important for drawers and cabinets that have sharp objects like knives, scissors, or tools. Any cabinets that have chemicals, heavy pans, or anything else you don’t want a child getting into should have a lock on them. Locks for cabinets are available in both the interior style or exterior style safety lock. Both types of locks can be easily installed in cabinets and drawers in order to prevent children from opening them, yet giving the adults in the house continued access to the things that they need. 


Outlet Covers


These small plastic fittings come in a variety of types and styles. Some insert into the outlets themselves while others cover the entire outlet plate. Some snap onto the outlet while others open like a door. You’ll want to choose a type of outlet cover that will work best for your needs. You don’t want an inconvenience when you do use the plug and you also don’t want a lot of small plastic pieces hanging around the home to be just another hazard to your child. 


Gates


Gates are one of the most valuable safety items that parents can install for their kids. Gates can be installed in doorways where the child shouldn’t have immediate access. These safety measures are also important at the bottom and top of each stairway in the home. Baby gates come in all shapes and styles, so you’ll want to decide what works best for your needs in the home. Some gates are mountable while others are detachable and portable from room to room. Some gates even have extension pieces that are available to be installed along with them to fit rooms of all sizes. 


Bumpers


Bumpers get their name because they prevent exactly what the name states-bumping! You’ll want to put these bumpers and corner guards to cover any rough or sharp edges around your home. Consider covering the following areas of your home:


  • Fireplaces
  • Counters
  • Coffee tables
  • Wood stoves

 Anything with a sharp corner or edge needs to be covered to prevent your child from injury.    


Baby Proofing can be a difficult task, but with the right tools, you’ll be able to protect your precious little one from harm around your other big investment- your home.  


Updated one bedroom, one bath with covered parking space in a prime location. Well maintained elevator building with gated pool area. The unit is freshly painted with new wood flooring in the bedroom. The bedroom easily accommodates a king, queen or full size bed. Other updates include new water heater, new dishwasher, new kitchen sink and new bathroom sink. There is a utility closet ideal for storage. Open plan living and dining area. This unit is close to the elevator and trash chute. Publix grocery store is next door to the building. Other shopping and dining just a block away. The Gulf Beaches just a 20 minute drive. Tampa Airport within a 30 minute drive. Sporting and cultural venues within a 60 minute drive. The Orlando theme parks 90 minutes away.

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Now available in the fabulous golfing community of Seminole Lake Golf and Country Club.Ideal home for a growing family or for those who enjoy entertaining.A custom built & updated contemporary home located on a large corner lot in popular Seminole Lake Golf & Country Club is now available.This 3 bedroom, 2 & 1 half bath home with large two car garage is entirely updated with a new kitchen, new floor tile, outdoor kitchen, new waterproof wood like vinyl flooring & new paint.The foyer opens onto the new great room with cathedral ceiling & views of the golf course.Adjacent to the great room is the completely renovated kitchen with European style cabinets, solid surface counter tops, stainless steel appliances & walk in pantry.The gorgeous pool area offers an outdoor kitchen. The master suite offers a walk in closet, ceiling fan & adjacent bath with dual sink vanity & stall shower.Two additional bedrooms with ample closets, new wood look waterproof vinyl flooring & ceiling fans.The renovated guest bath with custom tile and custom shower door lies adjacent. Just past the kitchen is the updated half bath & bonus room.The large bonus room is ideal as an office, craft room, media room, studio, home gym or a fourth bedroom.Membership to the Seminole Lake Country Club is available with golf, tennis & club functions. Dining & shopping just a short drive.The Gulf Beaches within 20 minutes.Tampa Airport 30 minutes.Sporting and cultural venues within an hour's drive.The Orlando theme parks within 90 minutes.

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2525 W BAY DR #E 32, BELLEAIR BLUFFS, FL 33770  

Rental
$1,000
Price
1
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Updated one bedroom, one bath with covered parking space in a prime location. Well maintained elevator building with gated pool area. The unit is freshly painted with new wood flooring in the bedroom. The bedroom easily accommodates a king, queen or full size bed. Other updates include new water heater, new dishwasher, new kitchen sink and new bathroom sink. There is a utility closet ideal for storage. Open plan living and dining area. This unit is close to the elevator and trash chute. Publix grocery store is next door to the building. Other shopping and dining just a block away. The Gulf Beaches just a 20 minute drive. Tampa Airport within a 30 minute drive. Sporting and cultural venues within a 60 minute drive. The Orlando theme parks 90 minutes away.


7010 GREENBRIER DR, SEMINOLE, FL 33777  

Residential
$525,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Ideal for a growing family or for those who enjoy entertaining. A custom built and updated contemporary home located on a large corner lot in popular Seminole Lake Golf and Country Club is now available. This 3 bedroom, 2 and 1 half bath home with large two car garage is entirely updated with a new kitchen, new floor tile, outdoor kitchen, new waterproof wood like vinyl flooring and new paint. The foyer opens onto the new great room with cathedral ceiling and views of the golf course. Adjacent to the great room is the completely renovated kitchen with European style cabinets, solid surface counter tops, stainless steel appliances and walk in pantry. The gorgeous pool area offers an outdoor kitchen. The master suite offers a walk in closet, ceiling fan and adjacent bath with dual sink vanity, new tile and stall shower. Two additional bedrooms with ample closets, new wood look waterproof vinyl flooring and ceiling fans. The renovated guest bath lies adjacent. Just past the kitchen is the updated half bath and a bonus room. The large bonus room is ideal as an office, craft room, media room, studio, home gym or a fourth bedroom. Membership to the Seminole Lake Country Club is available with golf, tennis and club functions. Dining and shopping just a short drive. The Gulf Beaches within 20 minutes. Tampa Airport 30 minutes. Sporting and cultural venues within an hour's drive. The Orlando theme parks with 90 minutes.




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