Your child is outgrowing their bedroom, and you are ready to remodel and redesign the space. The key to creating the best space possible for your growing child is to ensure that your child will be comfortable both today and as they grow up and their tastes become more mature. Here are a few common mistakes you need to avoid when renovating your child's bedroom.
Not Adding Enough Outlets
Kids love their electronics, and it is not uncommon to see a television, cellphone, tablet, and gaming console in the bedroom of a typical older child or teenager. On top of that, many kids need an outlet for a nightlight, lamp, and any number of other electronics. While you are designing your child's new bedroom, don't forget to add some extra outlets.
Have the electricians install the outlets in strategic places, such as near your child's bed and on the wall facing your child's bed.
Choosing the Wrong Flooring
Kids can be rambunctious, can play hard, and need some flooring that can withstand everything your child has to throw at it. As a rule, try to avoid carpeting. Carpet can easily become stained, and set-in stains can be very difficult to remove. Expensive hardwood flooring isn't a good idea, either. Even high-end flooring can be scratched and worn by your child.
Instead, choose a quality laminate or more inexpensive hardwood. With proper care and cleaning, these types of flooring can last for decades. An area rug is a great way to protect the flooring and add a pop of color to your child's bedroom.
Kids grow up quickly, and often, your child will have several years' worth of clothing and toys cluttering up their dresser drawers, closet, and toy box. Add some extra storage to your child's bedroom remodeling plan. For example, built-in shelves are a great way for you to store your child's toys off the floor.
Extending the closet will allow you to store all your child's clothing neatly.
Not Upgrading the Insulation
Finally, if your child's bedroom is in the basement or on the upper floors, it can be difficult to keep your child comfortable in the winter or summer. If you are performing an extensive renovation, consider adding more insulation to the walls. This will help control the temperature inside your child's bedroom without having to turn up the heat in winter or the central air in summer.
From installing the wrong flooring to not adding enough storage, there are several mistakes to avoid when renovating your child's bedroom.
For more information about home remodeling, contact a local contractor.