When you have children, your daily life changes in many ways. Shouldn’t your home change along with it? When you remodel your home and keep kid-friendly fixtures, flooring, and décor in mind, you make your daily life simpler, your children happier, and your home a safer place to be. Consider these three remodeling ideas for your kitchen and bathroom, and call an experienced contractor to learn more about your options.
Lower the Vanity
Brushing teeth and washing hands can be tough when a home is designed for adults. Choose a lower vanity with your bathroom remodel, and a professional can set up the plumbing so that it accommodates this change. You can also install a pull-out step built into the vanity, so that kids do not have to stand on tiptoes or rely on shaky plastic stepstools.
Choose Easy-to-Clean, Non-Slip Surfaces for Flooring
You can design your flooring for kid safety without compromising the style of the room. Keep in mind that any porous material is more likely to stain, glossy materials may be too slippery, and smaller tiles have more grout in between, which makes cleanup a bit more difficult. Sheet vinyl is a great, easy-to-clean surface, but choose a vinyl with a textured surface for better traction.
Optimize Storage Spaces and Workspaces
Pedestal sinks have a stylish, vintage feel that may greatly enhance your décor. However, when you have kids, you need more room to store grooming products and bath toys. Installing a bathroom vanity with storage underneath the sink is ideal when you have kids. And keeping kitchen items up high and out-of-reach is often just as important. Ask your contractor about extending your cabinet space to the ceiling of your kitchen to create more storage room and to store heavy, sharp, or dangerous products away from a child’s reach.
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