It is far easier to incorporate child-friendly features into your home during the building and furnishing stages than to have to child-proof a home that has not been built with kids in mind. Whether you have children, plan to have children, or simply have friends and family members with kids, it is a good idea to look at ways to ensure that your home is as safe as possible for little ones.
Here at Brewster Building, we have built many Lincoln new build houses with children in mind. Therefore, we’ll share some of our top tips for creating a child-friendly home.
Open Plan Living
There is a reason why so many families opt for open plan living. While making lunch in the kitchen, you can still keep an eye on your kids playing in your living area or watching TV. Open plan living really allows you to see and hear your children even if they are in a different area of the home.
Whether it’s the kitchen counters, tables, or other furniture, sharp corners can often result in rather nasty head injuries for kids. Opt for rounded edges and corners wherever you can.
Unfortunately, most furniture is not as sturdy as it used to be, and children often climb on things like chests of drawers. To prevent your furniture from toppling over onto your child, you may want to consider mounting your furniture to the wall.
Children are very curious by nature and love opening drawers and getting into things. You may want to include enough out-of-reach storage so that you can store items that you would not want your kids getting their hands on.
Kids can get very messy and dirty, and cleaning up after them can be quite a task. To save yourself a headache, consider investing in dark grout instead of white grout in both the kitchen and the bathroom.
Even though their feet are small, having children constantly running up and down your flooring can reduce its lifespan. Invest in durable, low-maintenance flooring, as it will save you in the long run!
Looking for a building company with years of experience building quality Lincoln new build houses? Here at Brewster Building, we have years of industry experience and would love the opportunity to build the ideal home for you and your family. Get in touch with us today!
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