A personal safe is something many new homeowners are considering these days. If you’ve recently purchased a new luxury home, or are building a new one from the ground up, it can be a sound purchase. Many safes created today are specifically-designed for a luxury home market and combine effective security with an aesthetically-pleasing look. The combination of appearance and functionality allows homeowners to choose options that match the decor and styles of their homes. Below, we’ll take you through some of the top benefits of luxury safes and tips for buying a safe that matches your home.
Choosing a Safe for Your Personal Space
While aesthetics is an important factor, first and foremost you need to decide what benefits you want in a home safe. Benefits will often vary from person to person, but an easy starting point is to decide what you want to keep in your safe.
Deciding what to store in your safe is often a very personal choice, but there are some general guidelines that will help you. A good place to start is knowing what not to store in your safe. As a rule, items such as:
- Rare Collections
- Family Heirlooms
- Savings Bonds
are best kept in a safety deposit box rather than a home safe.
On the other hand, things that are best kept at home are items like power of attorney papers, passports, a last will and testament or passports. These are items that have great value in one way or another, but also items that you or family members may need to access quickly. If any important documents or items might need to be accessed outside of banking hours, consider putting these in the home safe.
Where to Put a Safe
Choosing a proper location for your safe is an important step that can go a long way in adding an extra layer of security. We don’t typically recommend that you store a safe in the master bedroom, as that is often the first stop for burglars looking to make an easy score. When intruders look for a safe, it’s often easy to see it here. There are other considerations that will vary individually, such as fire protection or other disasters that may be beyond your control. We’d recommend installing your safe in a place that burglars are less likely to examine closely, and where the safe is protected from any of the most common natural disasters that can happen in your area.
Finding a Safe that Matches Your Home
Typically, many modern safes are made to be minimalist and offer broadly attractive color schemes that can match the decor of a variety of luxury homes. A small, two-toned safe in simple gold-and-black or silver-and-black are often very popular choices among luxury homeowners.
In summation, a small home safe is an excellent addition to any luxury home. It allows for quick, easy access to important documents when you need them most and protects them in the interim. Many safes are built with an understated luxury aesthetic in mind as well.