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Family Friendly Home Improvements

February 18, 2014

When a family lives in a home, there are certain things you can do to make it more comfortable for everyone. Whether it’s the room designs you choose, the flooring, the layout, or room addition, while remodeling a home to suit your family brings in a lot of considerations.

Of course, especially with children, it’s often the little, thoughtful additions that make the biggest impression. Here are three of these great features to include in your next remodel:

Built-in Chalkboards! Chalkboard paint can effectively make any surface a chalkboard. If you’re worried about your child coloring on the walls or just want to give them a creative outlet, a chalkboard built into the house does the trick!

Think about the potential surfaces and which one’s going to work best before you do it. You can pick anything from the refrigerator to an entire wall in a child’s bedroom!

Kid-Sized Counters! A lot of times, it’s your littlest family members who want to cook or help or be involved in whatever you’re doing. Having a counter that comes to their level so that they can see what’s going on and participate is a great way to get them involved.

Easy-to-Clean Surfaces! When you’re remodeling, talk to your contractor about which materials and surfaces are going to be easiest to clean. The children may not appreciate this much, but you certainly will when you don’t have to bat an eyelash at the spilled milk or splattered spaghetti sauce!

When the littlest members of your family feel welcome and comfortable, you’ll be glad you included things for them in your plans!