Features In A Kid-Friendly Home

Many people are planning to buy a house and create their home sweet home before welcoming the arrival of their new family member. For example, there are numbers of Wangsa Maju house for sale now, but the problem is how to create a kid-friendly home after buying these houses? There are few features here which you may include in your kid-friendly home.

  1. Pay attention to fabric

It is always important to take into account that children over and over again turn furniture into bibs. Therefore, you must think of stain resistance, dark tones, and easy-to-wash options when deciding on the fabric of your couch or curtains. Finding a sofa that looks good, fits the entire family, and can survive the wear and tear of crayons and juice boxes is a huge task and a huge commitment. One of the ways to prevent stains on your new sofa is to get one with the material that can easily be wiped down with little more than a wet cloth. For example, a leather sofa is durable and sophisticated, and while it is not completely immune to damage it has a better chance of persisting the average mess than most fabrics.

  1. Choosing Kid-Friendly Furniture

All the parents are scared to watch their kids climb furniture or fall onto the corners of coffee tables. Get rid of these accidents by avoiding short furniture pieces. These are easy targets for kids, so it is better to remove them to make way for a small play area. Try to mitigate the harm to your children’s heads, sides and legs by choosing furniture that is rounded, with no sharp corners such as rounded table. There are so many great looking round pieces today that will let you live worry-free for a long time.

  1. Materials and Finishes Used

Your floor is inured to dirt and dust, but with children you have to expect crumbs, paintings, and even scratches. Look for flooring that is durable and easy to clean. Floor such as tile, wood, and laminate floors with matte finishes may be your choice but they may not be comfortable for crawlers. For example, Vinyl floors which looked like natural wood are virtually impossible to destroy and look incredibly realistic these days. They are almost guaranteed to last through the better part of your child’s stay at your house without your having to replace them. You may consider carpets or rugs for the first few years before leaving your floor bare.

This also applies to your walls. When deciding on paint finish, you may consider investing in easy-to-clean finishes or satin sheens that will make the cleaning process easier because kids tend to have a Picasso phase.

It is important that you choose durable finishes that are easy to clean and furniture that can be used daily without worrying about falls and stains.

  1. Kids’ counters

If you want to avoid your children from taking over your space, it is better if you can create a space of their own which is close to yours. Some of the parents always wanted to keep their space separate from their child, but still wanted to be in the same room together without having their toys all over the place. The only way was creating a designated gated play area, one where they could have their space all to themselves, yet still be near to parents. Your child would not be drawn to your ceramics or fragile decoration pieces if they have a section of their own. By create designated play areas around the house, it will make your children feel like they have a space of their own outside of their bedroom and they will be less interested to touch the things they are not supposed to.

  1. Open plan spaces

It is easy for a child to get fussy when confined to small spaces, so embrace the open layout with open arms. A partition-free space will give your child space for exploration. You will also be able to keep an eye on them from afar. As a mother, it is never easy trying to manage dinner and at the same time making sure your kids are doing their homework or are playing safely. With an open plan space, you can keep an eye on the kids and help with homework while preparing dinner without the need to continuously poke your head around doorways and walls to check up on them.

Additionally, open plan spaces directly encourage greater interaction as if your children are present in the room with you, it is a great way to have them involved in preparing for dinner time which foster the relationship by involving in the day-to-day chores around the house.

2 Comments + Add Comment

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    One thing I do not have to worry about at my place and looking at how things are, I don’t think I will need to worry about it for a long time toc ome. Sigh!!!

  • //

    So many things to consider and don’t even think about when you’re not a parent.

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