Have you ever considered adding a screen door to your home? Their quaint design appeal can add a bit of charm to the exterior of any house. Besides that, screen doors serve a real purpose; they allow air to flow through while keeping undesirable elements out. That is, flies and other insects, as well as animals are kept out. With that in mind, screen doors can also be an ideal addition to the interior of your home. Keep reading to learn why…
Baby Gate Ups And Downs
Most people use ‘baby gates’ to keep babies and toddlers safely confined to a room. However, these gates are not always a practical solution. For instance, some seem to entice kids to climb on them. This can lead to falls and injuries. Others are difficult to maneuver – which can be troublesome for all members of a household.
Of course, baby gates are also often used to keep pets in or out of a space. The problem is, cats and many dogs can jump or climb over the gates. This renders the gate useless for the intended purpose.
A Screen Door Solution
Adding a screen door can be a safer and more effective solution for many people. A screen door at the entrance to the baby’s room allows air to flow into the space, and at the same time, the door will keep family pets out. In addition, because the door allows sound to freely travel through you can be alerted to any situations that need your attention. A screen door allows easy access for you to look in on your baby as you pass by the room and you will hear if the baby cries out.
Wooden screen doors can be purchased ready to hang or you can buy unfinished doors and add paint or stain as desired. Screen doors are available in a wide range of styles and prices; besides wooden doors some are made of vinyl and others are made of aluminum. Prices start at about $30 and go up to $200 or more.
Take the time to do an online search for screen doors. The variety of designs might surprise you. Whether used on the exterior of your home or the interior, screen doors can be a great option.
Debbie Allen is a regular contributor at Package From Santa blogs. She enjoys sharing tips and ideas about everything from home décor and child-friendly activities to ideas about ways to save money.