When buying a home safe, there are a number of questions you may need to ask yourself. “How many valuables do I have?” “How many valuables do I anticipate having in the future?” In this article, we will review choosing an appropriately sized safe, as well as the placement of the safe within your home.
Home Safe Size
During your search for a suitable home safe, safe size should be one of the first things you consider. A key item to keep in mind is that the exterior and interior dimensions of safe can vary greatly. First, determine the dimensions of the largest items you plan storing in the safe. After determining these measurements, look for a home safe that has about 25 to 30 percent more extra space. This extra space will allow you to expand as you acquire more valuable items in the future.
Home Safe Placement
Now that you have determined the size you need, you will need to measure the area that the safe will occupy. It is also a good idea to measure in doorways that you will need to move your safe through. Keep in mind that the door hinges and keypad will also need clearance.