There are few childproofing challenges greater than the fireplace. Reviews of commercial solutions are mixed, so we were excited to find these innovative DIY solutions. Above, a well placed couch effectively keeps inquisitive kids out of harm's way. We love how this creative setup really maximizes the square footage.
Or, in the spirit of working with what you have, try putting a big box in the fireplace then blocking it with your child's big ride-on toys. (Images: Ugly House Photos)