Every new father wants to do his part for the child making their arrival, and as we can’t grow the babies in the way that the mother can, DIY is generally our best avenue. Building cots, setting up rocking chairs and painting the nursery is the way to be as prepared as we can be. A little pride in a project never hurt anyone and when your child outgrows the nursery you so lovingly put together, you need to think of the next one.
If you are lucky enough to have the space for a separate playroom in your home, that is one project you can get your teeth stuck into. From the top down, you can be the person who sets up a space purely for fun for your children; and who doesn’t want to be a part of that? So, where do you start? Do you gut the room from top to bottom or do you simply replace the furniture? There’s so much to think about and with these tips, you can make a good go of the room your children are going to love spending time in.
Floors: When you start working on a playroom, you have to think of everything being practical. You want the floors to be comfortable but easy to clean, and laminate flooring is going to be the winner. Carpet is nice to have in any room, but if your child gets too excited and splashes juice on the floor, it’ll be you on the floor scrubbing it. Laminate offers an easy clean option, and you’ll never have to worry about little toes getting caught on loose carpet loops.
Lighting: You may be a DIY aficionado, but electricals can be a little beyond even the savviest DIYer. Why not hire a company like http://www.baileypollock.co.uk/ to come in and give you a hand? Dim lights in a playroom are a popular option as sometimes, the playroom is used for naptimes, especially if you have a soft corner with cushions and beanbags set up. You could even have coloured spotlights in different areas of the room for sensory purposes – plus it looks cool!
Walls: You can go three ways when it comes to decorating the walls of a playroom. You could pick one, neutral colour like beige so that it looks timeless throughout the years. You could choose a huge mural made to measure for the wall so that your children can enjoy a theme. Finally, you can go bonkers with wallpaper or paint and have a multi-coloured splash, which won’t be as cheap to change. Paint is better than paper on walls for the most part, as it’s easier to clean and cheaper to change.
Safety: It’s a playroom for kids, so you want to install some safety features. Locks on the windows, socket covers for the wall plugs and furniture should be anchored securely to the walls. Read more here on safety features for kid’s rooms.
Getting stuck in with a little hard work can make every Dad happy, and being able to create a space solely for the children to express themselves is probably one of the best feelings in the world!