How to Childproof Cabinets Without Compromising Style

Whether you’re wondering how to childproof cabinets or you’re wondering if it can be done without compromising the style of your space, one thing’s for sure: children’s safety comes first. However, there are ways to minimize the hazards in your kitchen or bathroom without damaging your cabinets or detracting from their beauty.

The cabinet experts at Elevations Cabinetry & Millwork in Vineland, NJ, offer their tips on how to childproof cabinets in your home and share some tips on how to do in style.

Here’s what to know.

How to Child Proof Cabinets in Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Magnetic Locks

One cosmetic concern of many parents when wondering how to childproof cabinets is how some childproof locks will look. Yes, the most important thing is keeping curious kids away from dangers like bleach or alcohol. But you don’t want to take away from the beautiful cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom. Magnetic locks are a great solution for those who don’t want to compromise on the appearance of their kitchen with clunky plastic, says Elevations Cabinetry & Millwork. A magnet is installed on the backside of the cabinet door, out of sight. When the cabinet needs opening, a magnetic key is placed near the lock and the lock will release.

The only downside to the magnetic lock is the potential for losing the key. So, if you have an uncanny knack for losing your car keys, this may not be the best option for you.

Spring-Style Locks

Spring-style locks are also a great option for parents who want to know how to childproof cabinets while keeping the locks out of sight, Elevations says. These locks allow you to open the cabinet door about an inch before the latch installed on the inside of the door stops it from being opened any wider.

To open the door, you simply press down on the spring-loaded latch. Some spring-style locks can even be temporarily disabled without the need to uninstall. The locks also don’t require the need for screws, so you can leave your cabinets as beautiful as they were when you bought them!

External Locks

If you aren’t as concerned with the appearance of childproof locks, there are many external locks available on the market. These locks are often effective and inexpensive without the need for screws or even sticky adhesive strips or glue in some cases (‘cause let’s face it, no one wants to ruin their beautiful kitchen or bathroom cabinets with stubborn adhesive that never comes completely off). Some external locks use a sliding mechanism that fit over knobs or through door handles and can be easily undone by an adult.

Another popular lock features a pulley-like device that can easily loop through handles and tightened at various lengths to either allow partial opening of the cabinet or complete closure.

Whichever method you choose, there are locks available to suit your needs and keep your children safe. Whether you want an easy fix or a lock that lets you keep your kitchen looking beautiful, it’s just a matter of choosing.

Elevations Cabinetry & Millwork in Vineland, NJ is committed to bringing premium styles of kitchen and bathroom cabinets to its customers at a fair and affordable price. No matter the room you plan to renovate, save more on smarter storage with endless options in cabinetry at Elevations. Visit their showroom at 4019 South Main Road in Vineland, NJ.

Share it with a friend.

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on digg
Share on email
Feb
24
Mon
Interview with Aaron Crispin, Owner of Print, Signs and Designs in Bridgeton
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 9:36 am

Tune in to hear from Aaron Crispin, Owner of Print, Signs and Designs on how his company can help you integrate all of our services for a coordinated and effective marketing campaign.

Feb
25
Tue
Interview with Brandi Mendoza, Team Leader/Senior Tax Analyst of H&R Block on Landis Avenue in Vineland
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 9:36 am

Need help filing taxes for yourself and your business? Tune in to hear from Brandi Mendoza of H&R Block tax professionals. Her team, at  712 East Landis Avenue in Vineland, can help you with your taxes.

Feb
26
Wed
Interview with Angelo Cileone, Owner of South Shore Seal Coat in Vineland
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 9:36 am

Tune in to hear why South Shore Seal Coating, LLC is your best choice for asphalt repair.

Feb
27
Thu
Interview with Nick Surace, President and Alicia Fichera, Director of Sales & Marketing of DNS Solutions in Vineland
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 9:36 am

Tune in to find out how DNS Solutions can protect your home and business 24/7.

Feb
28
Fri
Interview with Scott Novick, Vice President of Novick Auto Mall in Bridgeton
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 9:36 am

Tune in to meet Scott Novick of Novick Auto Mall in Bridgeton. Scott and his team proudly serves the surrounding areas of Vineland, Millville and Glassboro with the best selection of new and used Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles. Their company culture of helping their clients is their top priority.

Mar
19
Thu
Interview with Pam Burton, Home Horticulturist; Rutgers Master Gardener Program Coordinator at County of Cumberland NJ
Mar 19 @ 9:13 am – 9:19 am

Spring has sprung! Make sure you tune in to hear from Pam Burton and get answers to your gardening questions.

Apr
2
Thu
Interview with Scott Quarella of Bellview Winery in Buena
Apr 2 @ 9:13 am – 9:19 am

Come out to Bellview Winery for their 2020 Dandelion Festival.

Aug
8
Sat
Come join us! Live Remote at the Bellview Winery in Buena for 2020 Seafood Festival
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come out to the Bellview Winery in Buena for their 2020 Seafood Festival from 12 – 5 pm. Live remote with John and Yamira from 12 – 2 pm!

Oct
15
Thu
Interview with Scott Quarella of Bellview Winery in Buena
Oct 15 @ 9:13 am – 9:19 am

Come out to the Bellview Winery for their 2020 Italian Festival.

Play Video

Follow Us On Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

This message is only visible to admins:
Unable to display Facebook posts

Error: The user must be an administrator, editor, or moderator of the page in order to impersonate it. If the page business requires Two Factor Authentication, the user also needs to enable Two Factor Authentication.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 190
Subcode: 492
Click here to Troubleshoot.