Growing Your Home with Your Children

Growing Your Home with Your ChildrenHaving children is a great joy in life for many. It’s also a very expensive one. It starts with the diapers the first night you take your son or daughter home from the hospital, and may not end until well after university. You might say that homes have become children for the team at Australian Heritage Homes. Each home that we’re fortunate to be a part of the development of, is like a son or daughter to us. It’s like a labor of love, something that we’ve poured our whole heart into. Each is different and uniquely special to us. Metaphor almost over. Homes are also like our children because they grow and change with every season. This post will discuss some of the best ways that you can anticipate this, specifically in their bedrooms.

Know that the paint color may change a few times

It may start as pink or purple for your baby girl and end up black and white striped. Updating the paint or wallpaper in your children’s bedroom is a cost-effective way to indulge their ever-evolving sense of style. There is no long term damage to the structure of your home and the update is a relatively fast project. There are also many products on the market that can highlight their favorite hobbies, like sports or art. Examples include stickers of their favorite team players or celebrities that are easy to remove without peeling paint from the walls.

Look into multipurpose furniture for your children

Furniture becomes more of an art form each and every day. Gone are the Lincoln log beds of a hundred years ago. Architects and designers see and accept challenges in the basics that we grew up with like beds and couches. Now it’s just as common to walk into a furniture shop and learn new terms like bedches and coueds, describing the merged furniture in front of you. But as beautiful as these pieces can be, there are options that are also functional. These are the ones that we’d like to focus on. They’ll help this cause and your wallet. Look into beds that travel with your kids through life, from crib to full-fledged bed.

To maximize creativity and development, maximize open space

Instead of filling the bedrooms of your children with toys and stuffed animals, open the space up to encourage them to create their own activities and pastimes. Not only will they be improving their cognitive development and engaging with their artistic drives, they may well be creating memories that will last a lifetime. There are benefits for mums and dads here as well. Clean-up is more efficient, choking hazards for your youngest are minimized and there are far fewer air-borne allergens in the air. Everyone in the family is probably thankful for that last benefit.

We hope that your house will become your home for life, with the aid of advice and support from Australian Heritage Homes. Questions? Let us know. We’d be happy to help.