When you think of home improvement projects, you typically think about things like an outdoor fireplace, updating the kitchen cabinets, or taking off popcorn ceilings. You know – the big projects that will noticeably enhance a home. But, when it comes to the best home improvements for families with children, it is a little different. While you will still focus on the big projects that enhance a home, a lot of priority goes towards practical improvements that will make your life easier (or better) with kids.
Naturally we think more about safety, accessibility, space, etc. Many times new parents search for a new home when they have their first child because they didn’t realize how kid-friendly a home needs to be. There’s another option, though! Why not make home improvements to create something more suitable for your children? If you are interested in doing home improvement projects for your home, I have listed the best home improvements for families to make when you have children below.
A Third Level
Kids need to release energy by playing and running around. Obviously, going outside is an option on pretty days, but what about on the cold and/or rainy days? Indoor play spaces allow kids to run around and release their energy which is why having a third level – a basement – is a great idea! A finished basement adds so much useful room to a house. Think about it, you could make a home theatre, a workout room, and office, or an extra bedroom, too. It doesn’t just have to be kid-focused, it can benefit you, as well!
Simple, yes, but decluttering is a major home improvement that will reduce your stress and more than likely make you happier in your home. Why is it listed as one of the best home improvements for families with kids? Because kids come with a lot of stuff. Toys, clothes they are constantly outgrowing, tiny nick-nacks, and more. Instead of just sitting back while the piles stack up, take charge and work towards decluttering and keeping a clutter-free home going forward. If you have a lot of junk sitting around in various places, the best way to tackle this home improvement project will be to rent a dumpster. By doing so, you don’t have to worry about figuring out how to dispose of your things or rush to get rid of the excess in your home.
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A Place For You To Unwind
Update your bedroom and bathroom, turning them into spaces where you can relax and unwind. Take it from a normal master suite to a luxurious one. While this one may not be practical, I think all parents need a retreat for themselves after a tough day. Being a parent is really hard, but also rewarding, and you deserve to take time for yourself to relax! Creating a spa-like master bedroom and bathroom will be the perfect place to slow down after a hectic day full of errands, homework, and sports. Think: deep soaking tub (maybe with jets?), a steam addition on your shower, heated floors, and maybe even a reading nook, or a sauna. Another great idea would be to add a balcony/patio outside of your bedroom. This way, you could wake up each morning, walk outside and enjoy your coffee in a sunny, inviting spot that gets your day off to a great start.
Easy-to-maintain countertops is a fantastic home improvement project to focus on if you do not already have them! Kids are messy and they have the potential to ruin your home if you aren’t careful. I don’t want my children to feel like they are living in a museum where they cannot touch anything which is why I think easy to maintain countertops are necessary. Quartz is extremely easy to maintain and it is very durable. They will resist scratches, cracks, and other damage. Quartz countertops are easy to clean and won’t ruin if water sits on them for too long.
There are many good home projects, but these are some of the best home improvements for families. What would be your #1 project on your to-do list?