More can be done with your old, tired home security fixtures than you might think; it is possible to use these items creatively rather than chucking them on the landfill with millions of tons of trash. From burglar guards to alarm systems, you can make creative or sustainable choices that might do more good than you expect. Take a look below at how to repurpose old home security fixtures…
First on the list is a repurpose idea for your burglar bars! Old burglar bars can be given new life with a fresh coat of paint, and then mounted onto a wall as a plant display. By combining the straight, intersecting lines with flowy plants, you create an interesting feature piece that would look great in your outdoor entertainment area.
Your older trellis fixtures may have served you well in protecting your home, but they can serve you again as an interesting trellis, this time for your garden! Again. A fresh coat of paint will conceal wear and tear, and placing these trellis fixtures in your garden as a home for creepers and vegetable vines will add visual interest to your outdoor space.
Guess what, you can even make an interesting piece for you living room from old home security fixtures! Your burglar guards can be fashioned into a rustic-looking console table to accent a rustic home with industrial elements. Bring a bit of farmhouse charm to your home by topping it with a piece of chunky wood, as seen below.
When it comes to your alarm systems, the plastic components and hardware within can often be sent to recycling centres that manage e-waste. Here, electronics can be recycled, reused and repurposed responsibly, and true waste is disposed of in an environmentally conscious way. PartServe in Durban is a great start for recycling your electronic waste.
Another great alternative is to call WonderBars and have your old home security fixtures rehomed to a good cause! Needy organisations across South Africa are in need of security measures to protect what little they have. WonderBars has incentivised these donations by offering 10% off their new security fixtures when you trade in your old ones!
Contact us today to chat about securing new and improved home security for you and your family.