Fire safety is not only essential at the firehouse but it’s also crucial at home. This principle is deeply ingrained in us, a team of off-duty firemen. As a locally owned and operated veteran company, we apply our insights into fire safety when remodeling your kitchens and bathrooms, focusing on the integration of fire-resistant materials.

Making a kitchen or bathroom safer doesn’t mean sacrificing style or comfort. On the contrary, with thoughtful selection and design, you can enhance the overall look of your home while simultaneously improving its safety.

Take, for instance, kitchen countertops. Some of the most beautiful and durable materials available, such as granite and quartz, also have the benefit of being highly fire-resistant. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the kitchen is where home fires most commonly start, so choosing a countertop that won’t easily catch fire can be a lifesaver.

Flooring choices can also have a significant impact on fire safety. Materials like ceramic or stone tiles are both water-resistant and fire-resistant, making them excellent choices for both kitchens and bathrooms. Plus, they’re easy to clean and can withstand heavy use without showing much wear.

Moving on to the walls, non-combustible materials like cement board can be used around the stove or oven, areas where high heat is common. It’s also a good choice for bathroom walls around the shower or tub where it’s important to have water-resistant material. Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more tips on preventing home fires.

In bathrooms, where the risk of fire is lower but not negligible, you can use fire-resistant drywall. It’s more resistant to fire than regular drywall and can provide those extra few minutes you might need to safely escape in the event of a fire.

Another aspect to consider is the installation of a quality ventilation system. Good ventilation removes humidity and smoke, reducing the risk of mold and fire, respectively.

Your choice of appliances and fixtures can also contribute to a safer kitchen and bathroom. Opt for appliances with automatic shutoff functions. For lighting fixtures, use LED lights which are cooler than traditional bulbs, reducing the risk of overheating and potential fire.

Remember, safety is a priority but it doesn’t mean compromising on aesthetics or functionality.

When you’re ready to make your home a safer and more beautiful place, you can trust our team to bring our dedication to safety and quality. Give us a call at 828-676-0854, or learn more about what we do on our Facebook page at and Instagram at

Our goal is to create spaces that are not only functional and appealing but also have that extra layer of protection. After all, there’s no place like a safe home.

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