Home renovation and homebuilding are often done with the needs of the client in mind. However, those needs often don’t fully take into account future or present children. Many times this can be due to a lack of ideas and the not so recent experiences we have of being a child. Today, we’ve provided new ideas that you can use to make sure that your children, future or present, have been thought about in the design of the home.
Whether remodeling or building for the first time, a hidden room can be the perfect addition to a home. You can create a hidden fort for children, a library or a movie theater, a speakeasy for adults, or a safe space for break-ins and tornadoes.
If you want to simplify furniture and create a cleaner home, think about including built-in shelves in your home. These are perfect for kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and even bathrooms. It will give you a place to have a desk, books, towels, and trinkets without having to add a fall hazard to the room if your child starts to climb.
Adding a nook to the kitchen or living room is the perfect way to save money later while maximizing your space now. You can create a cozy place to have breakfast or a quiet place to read a book. If you have special needs children, this can be a safe and quiet space for them to relax their senses from a hard day.
When you have children, you will know what it means to have a dirty entryway. As such, start on the right foot with a mudroom. This is a space where they can come in, drop their bags, take off their shoes, and even jump in a shower if they’ve been out in the mud a bit too much.
If you have space, a room for laundry could be perfect for you. If you want to save on space, try combining this with the mudroom. When you have two floors, a second-floor laundry room is the best way to save time and trips up the stairs for years to come.
Creating paths in the home for natural light is the best way to create a warm and welcoming home. It can help your light up otherwise dark corners of the home and creates novelty in design.
If you have two floors, you must have a slide in your home. As a bonus, if you make the slide lead to the mudroom or laundry room, it can serve as a laundry shoot! Ensure that you can have fun two by getting a larger width slide so that everyone can have some fun.
If you have children them making a smart home might be perfect. Add smart lighting, heating, cooling, and even outdoor cameras to create a space where you don’t have to worry. New smart locks, lights, and speakers can ensure that nothing is being left on or open when it shouldn’t be.