Whether you have a budding Picasso around or a little one who’s hands just seem to always have something on them, kids’ walls are bound to get stained, drawn on and dirty. That’s where semi-gloss paint comes in. This type of paint is not only extremely durable, but makes removing stains on walls a breeze.
Following the last suggestion, bathroom walls also seem to attract all types of stains and messes (how does the toothpaste manage to get everywhere!?). If you have children, investing in easy-to-clean tiled walls may be a good idea for a child’s bathroom.
Incorporating counter space solely for children in the main area of a home, is a good way to create a place where homework is done or play is monitored, without consuming too much space. Using a durable countertop, like quartz, is essential.
A mudroom is a necessity when having a home with children. It not only prevents mud and dirt from being tracked into other parts of the home, but can serve as a great place to store various items. Today’s mudroom areas use hooks to hang up coats and backpacks, and cubbies to hold shoes and other miscellaneous items.
For families with small children, a floating vanity is perfect for those who can’t reach the bathroom faucets. The space underneath is perfect for storing a small step stool for those who need a bit of a boost.
Playrooms can be essential if you have a child (or children) with tons of toys and games but lack space in their bedroom. The best thing about dedicating a room solely for your child’s activities is as they grow older, this room can change to adapt to their interests. For example, a young boy’s creative play area can gradually transform into a videogame haven for him and his friends as he grows into his teen years.
Open kitchens are already popular in many of today’s homes but they greatly benefit families with children. With an open kitchen, parents can prepare dinner while helping kids in another room (or at a barstool island) with homework. They are also able to monitor smaller children during play.