The family home should be a place that all the family can enjoy and feel a part of. Fortunately, there’s no end of ways that you can improve your home and make it somewhere that both you and your kids can enjoy. In this post, we’re going to look at all the ways you can have a great family home, without sacrificing on style.
Open Plan Kitchen
School mornings are famously rushed. There’s breakfast to attend to, lunches to prepare and children to get dressed. And it’s often hard to make sure that all of those things happen as planned, in the right order.
But now there’s a stylish solution right out of a contemporary design magazine: the open plan kitchen. With an open plan layout, your kids will have plenty of space to run about, and you’ll easily be able to keep an eye on them. But you’ll also be able to have beautiful kitchen installations side-by-side with the breakfast table.
Have you ever wondered what your kids get up to all day while they’re at school? Well, if most kids are anything to go by - they do a lot of art. Sometimes the art isn’t worthy of hanging on the wall, let’s be honest. But in among all the failed artistic attempts, there are usually some surprises. Be brave and dedicate a wall of your home to artwork. You never know, you might end up raising the next Rembrandt.
Round Coffee Tables
As adults, we love coffee tables. There’s nothing more luxurious than having somewhere to put your drink while you’ve got your feet up watching the TV. But for kids, coffee tables are usually the enemy. Square coffee tables have dangerous corners that can hurt children who don’t keep an eye out. That’s why a lot of experts recommend parents go with round coffee tables. They look positively European (and therefore quite stylish) and at the same time, they don’t cause injury.
Put Up A Blackboard
We all know that kids have a habit of drawing on everything that they see. They don’t seem to make the distinction between say, a sheet of paper and a wall.
As loving parents, we don’t want to suppress this instinct. Rather, we’d like to redirect it so that it is less expensive and doesn’t destroy the value of our homes. One cool idea is to install a floor to ceiling chalkboard. Blackboard look cool, especially when they’re in this format. And they are also a place where your kids can scrawl and draw to their hearts’ content.
Put Down Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring has come a long way in the last several years. No longer is it just generic wood-effect panelling. It now comes in a wide range of varieties to suit a range of styles.
What’s more, it’s perfect for kids. Regular carpets can take a real beating from kids, but laminate flooring is hard-wearing and easy to clean. If you still want that soft, under-foot feeling, get a rug instead.