Building a kids’ playroom can be fun and can actually rekindle your childlike wonder and glee. What’s more, your children get to contribute to the project if they’re old enough to handle handing you cloths or non-dangerous construction tools.
But, before you even build anything, you have to remember to prioritize safety and functionality over fun. Your kids’ haven has to be somewhere that lets them work, play and even nap, so you can maximize the space and investment in what is essentially a home improvement.
So, if you’re planning a playroom, here are the top 3 things you should have:
• Floor Mats
You have to decide whether you want your kids to use the playroom bare footed or with shoes. This lets you determine what kind of logo floor mats you want for the room. You can put characters, letters and bright colors to engage your younger kids. Don’t be afraid to use soft carpeting or matting materials that can substitute as nap time bedding.
• Activity Table
Before you get shelves or toys or any other amenity for your playroom, make sure that you get a sturdy table that’s right for their height. You may find that the table is the most often-replaced piece of furniture in the room since you have to swap it out based on their height. A large table is great for doing homework and activities when you want something structured for your kids.
Better than shelves, cubbies teach your kids to put away their toys and keep them out of sight. You can also hide distractions like other toys, plushies and blocks from their sight in cubbies when you want them to focus on homework or studying instead of playing.
There are a lot of other things you can put in your playroom, but these three things are the most basic and essential parts of your home improvement.