If you are planning on having children, or currently do, you must already have an extensive checklist on hand with some of the items you need to have. Having to renovate can be quite tiring, especially if you do not have a clear picture of how you want your house to look like. If you have kids, this process can become even more infuriating, given that some of the adjustments might extend the renovation process. However, this does not have to be your fate, if you plan ahead and get clear details on the additions you are looking to install.
Here are 5 additions to add to your home if you have children.
1. A Sensory Playroom
A sensory playroom can be extremely effective for all children. A sensory playroom is a small room filled with a wide variety of equipment that is supposed to equip the child with the basic skills needed for learning and interacting with others. Sensory playrooms are a great way to enable your child to develop basic motor functions, and is especially important to non-neurotypical children, as it provides them with an outlet where they can get to be themselves and still have fun. They are also important for children who spend a lot of time indoors. You can equip the room with sensory tools such as climbing walls, hammocks, and beanbag chairs. You can even include sensory tools in their bedrooms so the learning never stops.
2. A Mudroom
It is not uncommon to find kids dumping their things in the front hallway as soon as they get home. This can affect your sanity really quickly, especially if you are someone who always likes to keep the house in a particular order. A mudroom can also be useful to the adults as well, as you can customize it to each family member’s preference and requirement. It is usually built with cubby holes, hooks, and stands for coats, shoes, backpacks, hats, and other things. They also make it easier to locate all your belongings now that they will not be lying all over the house.
3. An Outdoor Space
If your house has enough space for a yard, there are a variety of ways you can cultivate it into outdoor space. An outdoor space makes your home look more beautiful by creating a relaxed area where kids can play while you enjoy some sunshine. You can also section a part of the yard into a small garden where you and your kids could plant a few flowers and vegetables together. A garden is a great way of teaching kids about responsibility while still making it fun.
4. A Pool
Getting a pool might be one of the best investments to make while renovating a house with kids. Having to go to a public swimming pool with children can be extremely tiresome, especially if you find that the area is packed. A pool at home means that you and your kids can get to swim whenever you like, without having to worry about random strangers peeing in the pool. You can also find a company that offers a pool heater service and can install these heaters in the pool so that you are able to use your pool at all times of the year.
5. A Kid-Friendly Bathroom
A kid-friendly bathroom means a functional space that is able to work effectively for your family. A room that has plenty of space is a bonus as it gives you room to maneuver around. There is a possibility that you might be spending a lot of time helping your kids, therefore comfort should be a priority. Other features you need in your kid-friendly bathroom include lowered sinks and mirrors so that the little ones can see themselves. You should also account for storage space in the bathroom for extra utilities such as toiletries, bath toys, and towels. Investing in a great drainage space will come in handy given that a lot of spills and splashes are likely to occur while the kids are showering.
With these tips, you will find that having kids who spend a lot of time indoors is not something you cannot handle. Getting an extra space for the adults is also a great bonus tip, for when you are looking to relax and unwind while the kids are busy. Alone time is equally as important after spending time looking after the kids.
About The Author: Maggie graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in communication and writing. In her spare time, she loves to dance, read, and bake. She also enjoys traveling and scouting out new brunch locations.
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