We're currently working on a project for a family of six in Fort Saskatchewan, and we have to say, it's been a blast. There's something pretty magical about kids and renovations. So far, we've created a secret playroom for the youngest girl, and have had some hilarious practical jokes from the boy (some well-placed notes had our framer, Travis, thinking the toilet was "Out of Order" for a few days!!)
1. Chalkboard Walls & Art Stations
Chalkboard walls are a fun & easy addition to any space. Paired with a small table and craft supplies, the perfect kids art station is made!
2. Secret Rooms
Remember that scene in "The Addams Family" where Gomez pulls a book out of the library shelf and a trap door gives way to a slide which then leads to a secret underground room? Or when Batman flips open the head of a bust, pushes a button, and reveals the Batcave? Um, yeah, that's the coolest. Secret Rooms are awesome. End of story.
3. Indoor Climbing Walls
Kids climb stuff (I think? Maybe I'm thinking cats). Adding an indoor climbing wall (complete with safety mat) will let your rascals scurry up & down the walls after polishing off their afternoon snack.
4. Built-in Step Stool
Short people need to brush their teeth too! Free standing stools are bulky and take up space. A built-in stool that pulls out is a great way to make use of toe kick space and provide a leg up for the vertically challenged children.
5. Colouring Book Wallpaper
Why fight kids trying to write on the walls? Embrace it! Invest in some totally rad colouring-book wallpaper and let your kids go nuts with the markers! To be honest, I sort of want this for myself...
6. Create a Hideaway Space
Kids are sort of like cats, aren't they? Climbers AND hiders..for some reason they like being inside little forts & hidey-holes. I used to pull the storage drawers out from under my bed and hide in the space, reading or playing with TY Beanie Babies. A little tent or canopy is a great way to create the perfect spot for a tiny human to play!
Do you have any awesome kid-friendly designs in your home? Let us know in the comments!