Buying a new home? Thinking about renovating your current house? It’s always a good idea to make sure your home is both safe and stylish for you and your family. Here are some ideas on how to make your home more kid-friendly.
Create A Playroom
If you want to have an area in your house where the kids can play, consider turning one of your rooms into a playroom. If you don’t want to commit an entire room, only use a certain corner or area designated for the kids. Make sure the playroom is somewhere safe and easy to clean, such as somewhere in the house where there is less carpet and you have a good view to supervise. If you want to embrace the outdoors, consider building a playhouse, treehouse or mini playground, as it’s both fun and good for the kids to get some fresh air.
Avoid Unnecessary Mess
While it is a universal truth that kids can be messy, that doesn’t mean it should add extra wear and tear to your home. Some ideas for avoiding unnecessary messes in your home can be having flooring instead of carpet, as flooring like vinyl, tile or wood can often be easier to clean, not getting stained like carpet can. Another idea is using furniture that is also easier to clean, such as leather couches. Also, hide all those permanent markers and pens. Nothing says surprise like some artwork on your new wallpaper.
Watch Out For Risks
Whether you are buying a new home or simply renovating your current one, there are certain factors to be aware of when you have kids. Some of these potential risks include open stairs, electrical outlets, and sharp corners from furniture or counters. Always be sure you’re aware of these potential risks, so you can make sure you and your kids are safe.
Sometimes a parent’s best friend is organized storage. It’s a good idea to have organized storage in your home, not only to make your house look tidier but also to help keep track of all your belongings. For kids, this can mean special storage areas for all toys, games, books and anything else they might have. Some ideas can be clearly-labelled toy bins or boxes, bookcases, storage ottomans and closet organizers.