When we came to the new house for the first time, what caught my eye was the spacious and welcoming balcony. Yes, we are thrilled, and deeply thankful, that although our home doesn't have a storeroom (please tell me it's possible to survive without one and with three kids), it has a balcony for us to hang out, have fun and hopefully have picnics here or create our own mini garden.
While we have an awesome view of the pool, what worried me was that my kids might climb over the railing when I am not looking. It is easy for the husband to say that "No, let's not do window grille and keep the view untainted" but for a stay home mum who is with the kids 24/7/365, I knew I would never have a peace of mind if we did not install the grille.
I mean, what if something just happens when I had to go to the loo or if I was making dinner in the kitchen? What if an accident happened, an accident that I could have jolly well prevented? What if the least expected happens and you can only live your life to regret it? What if, what if, what if?
With only one pair of eyes to keep watch over three active kids, it is quite impossible to keep them all in sight at the same time for every second, therefore I need to be assured that they are, at the very least, somewhere safe in the house.
Anyway, this happened in our previous house when I was having a 5-minute toilet break. Yup, although the girls claimed that they don't climb railings and they don't do dangerous things, the fact was that they tried to play Superman with the baby and lifted him up when I was not around. My heart skipped a beat and I really couldn't imagine how it would be if we don't have any grille.
Meridian Invisible Grille which would help us to take care of our grille, curtains and blinds (more about these in the next post). Having visited their roadshows, viewed their samples and gotten a feel of what they could offer, I was hoping that they could help to childproof my home and give me that peace of mind.
Once the tracks were in place, the rest took place swiftly. It was easy to tell that Ishak and Sana were good partners from the way that they wound the grille wire as a team. One would be in charge of the top part while the other the bottom, and nut by nut they would wind the wire around each and in turn pass to the other person. I was amazed by how efficient they were because this took such a short time!
Here's a look at the short clip I did so you can better understand how it works.
I'm hoping I can have a peace of mind when I cook or shower, so this has to be done. After a whole day of drilling, hammering and fixing, our invisible grills are up! Here's a look at how it's done! P.S. We are very thrilled and thankful to have a balcony in the new house, till more pics and reno updates! #ahappymum #ahappymumhome #homerenovation #meridiancurtains #invisiblegrills #balcony #lifeofasahm #thekidsandisurvived #forapeaceofmind #thehubbydidntwantbutiinsisted
I've received queries on this and the fact is that you can also install invisible grille for bedrooms! We did so for all of our bedrooms although the windows won't be opened most of the time. So what they did was to do up a frame for the window in a matching colour, install the grille in a similar fashion, then install the entire frame onto the window.
And you know what? Thanks to the invisible grille, I felt so much at ease knowing that the kids were all safe and sound. That peace of mind, it is just priceless.
Meridian Invisible Grille
349 Changi Road,Singapore 419817
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This post is part of the "A Happy Home" series where I share all about our new Scandinavian-themed house, the renovation process and some tips and thoughts. Moving is never easy but it comes with an indescribable sense of joy in building up the house of your dreams. Remember, home is where the heart is and nothing is more important than being able to build memories with the people you love.
Disclosure: This is a partially sponsored collaboration between Meridian Curtains & Furnishings and A Happy Mum. We received a discounted price for the invisible grills in writing this review. All opinions are our own.