If you have kids then you may well have a different set of ideals than home owners that don’t – plus much more skill at changing nappies, among other things!
Kid-friendly home renovations aren’t just great for young families – they can help make a property more attractive to a broader range of buyers if put on the market down the line.
After all, smart home improvements can be sensible investments if they raise the value of your property.
So if you are looking for ways to make your place more accommodating to the inner and outer-child, here are some things to consider.
If you’ve got a backyard, chances are that it will be a focal part of your children’s young lives.
Kids are natural explorers, and when they are young, parents often have less opportunity to take more traditional vacations – hence the backyard becomes the resort!
You can make it even better by including it on your list of areas to improve as part of your home renovation.
Depending on the size of your space – and your budget – you could build a deck, install a pool or plant a vege garden where the whole family can get involved in its curation.
The thing about kids is that unless they live in Neverland, they don’t stay young for long. In fact, many have observed that children spend more time being older than younger.
If you have young kids it may be tempting to gear your renovations to their current needs, yet it is crucial to think ahead to ensure the usefulness of your improvements for years to come.
Before you know it they’ll have swapped the picture books for the text-filled ones, and an excellent addition to your home could be some dedicated study spaces where they can work on their academic accomplishments.
These could be in their existing rooms or you may choose to set up a shared space.
As all families grow, they accumulate more and more stuff, and storage becomes an ever-mounting challenge.
A home improvement project is a perfect time to tackle this issue head on, by getting creative and intelligent with finding new storage solutions.