Remodeling a kid’s bedroom isn’t for the faint of heart. Creating a visually pleasing, highly functional design where a kid can enjoy their time time can be quite challenging. First you’ll need to figure out your ultimate purpose for the remodel. Are you changing things because your has child outgrown his room? Is another child being added to the room? Or are you just feeling like it’s time to freshen the look and feel up? Once you know the purpose, it’s time to set a budget you can both work with and feel comfortable with. Costs add up fast. So once you have it all written out, talk to a contractor and make sure everything can be done according to your need. Failing to do this can cause you to go off course in your budget and leave with a room not quite to your liking and a lot of remodeler’s remorse!
How a room looks determines how it feels to just about anyone. Sit down and ask your child what changes he or she would like to see. Consider their hobbies and passions, as they can influence furniture, accent and them design. Color matters as well. Talk to your child about the colors he would like to see in his room. If it’s important for him to have lime green walls, remember it’s only paint and can be covered inexpensively and quickly at any time. Have fun with it!
A child’s age, interests and available floor space all come into play when you’re trying to figure out how the room will best function for them. Think about how many kids are in the room, what kind of beds you’re wanting to have, the need for dests, a cozy place to read or retreat and even storage. Some small things you could do would be to add a small table and chairs create a convenient place to draw, play games or just pretend. An artist’s easel can encourage your little artist to create his masterpiece. A small sofa, bean bag chairs and funky ottomans can accommodate older kids and their friends.
One of the hardest aspects of a kid room remodel is making sure there’s enough storage space included in the process. So in this one, consider all possibilities to make sure you don’t run out of space. You can’t have too much storage. Closet organizers, the most obvious option, get the most use of closet areas, while helping to keep clothing, shoes and other items neat and orderly. Open wall shelves are an affordable and enjoyable way to young ones to showcase their lego creations, display stuffed animals, books, trophies, trinkets and framed photos. A storage bench has a dual purpose in that in not only stores toys, but can have pillows added to it, creating a cozy space to read.
Those are just the beginning of the ideas. But they are a great spring board into more possibility. Please give us a call at Unique Home Building to discuss all your great ideas and we’ll make them happen!