Safe Room Design
It is very important for every homeowner to have a safe room. This is because you can never be sure about when an emergency may occur. A lot of people have no idea about how to go about designing one or which is the best in case of any emergency. It is important to design one that may protect you in any kind of situation such as tornadoes, biological and chemical attacks.
When you decide on one, make sure you first select the best room to use as shelter for any kind of emergency. For instance, if you intend to use the room as a shelter from storms, it is important to ensure the room is at the bottom of the house. This means choosing the basement or bathroom that has no windows or just simply one. The room you choose should also be convertible into a shelter.
The next thing you need to ensure when choosing a room you can use for shelter is the space. The room should be able to accommodate every member of your family and some of the supplies you might need while in the room. If you need to be in the room for some time, make sure you have a bathroom inside the room. In this case, you may benefit from picking a bedroom as a shelter and designing it.
Once, you have a room; change the locks and door of the room. It is advisable to have a solid door and multiple locks that ensure your security. The windows ought to be made of bullet proof glass and the room fire proof. Make sure there is a way to communicate and last but not least, stock the room with emergency supplies and nonperishable food. These are the basic requirements that will last you a long time in the shelter in case of any emergency.