The new year is the perfect time to make some changes around the home. Whether it’s a small DIY project or an extensive home improvement it is always good to start off the year with a change to your home.
As a parent you need to weigh your children’s needs, your needs, and your spouse’s needs when you make changes around the home. This is why I’ve put together a little list of home improvement projects. They are perfect for families and that will please everyone.
4 Home Improvements That Are Great for Families to do Together
For The Kids: Build A Conservatory Playroom
Children need a space to play in their home. Quite often children will play in their bedrooms and the family living room. For a parent this means that toys will be littered across the house and a lot of tidying up.
Wouldn’t it be much better if you had a space that could be used to contain all the mess of your little ones?
Adding a conservatory to your home is a great way to do this. By using a conservatory as a playroom you can keep all your children’s toys contained in one space and allow them easy access to the indoors and outdoors.
By putting up some conservatory blinds to keep the space warm, and laying down a playmat, you’ll have a perfect play space for your children.
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For The Parents: Build A Quiet Garden Workspace
As a parent, sometimes you just need a quiet space where you can hide away for a while. Whether you need to get some important work done, or even just a nice space to have a quiet cup of coffee.
This issue is even more pressing if you’re working from home and still have children in the house. That can make it hard to focus on getting work done.
An elegant solution to give you a quiet space to work or relax, is to build a garden workspace that is just for parents.
You can find simple plans online for small garden huts or have a company build you a small garden building. This space can be used to give yourself a quiet moment away from the kids to collect your thoughts, or crack on with some important work.
For The Kids: Make A ‘Creativity Station’
This is another great project to give your kids some fun. Kids need an area to be creative doing activities like painting, drawing or playing with Lego. That will help them explore their creativity without doodling on any walls.
By building a child sized desk with some interior storage space you’ll have a perfect creation station for them. It is a great space to keep their art supplies in, and to be creative on, which will help contain any messes.
This also has the added bonus of getting your child used to working at a desk. That will prove invaluable when they start school.
For Everyone: Add An Extra Bathroom
Every parent has at one point or another had to deal with the issues of bathroom crowding, especially if you only have the one bathroom in your home. This problem can get out of control on busy mornings, where you need to get two kiddies clean for school, you still need to brush your teeth, and hubby needs his shower before work.
That’s a good recipe for morning chaos as you all fight for your turn in the bathroom.
Even if you just add a small bathroom as an en-suite to your bedroom, you’ll cut down on the bathroom logjam every morning. That will lead to a much calmer start to even the busiest mornings.
A home improvement project that will benefit every member of your family would be to add a new bathroom into your home. Either as an extension or by utilizing unused space in your home.
What home improvement projects are on your list for the new year? Have you completed one recently? How did it go?