A playroom in your home provides your children with a place to enjoy themselves, whether it so to create arts and crafts, read a book, play a game or use their new favorite toy in a quiet setting. There are many remodeling projects you can do in a short amount of time and that don’t cost a lot of money. With a little imagination, you can create a wonderful playroom for your children to explore, play, and enjoy the indoors. The best part about a playroom is that even in bad weather, they have a fun place to play alone or with friends. These remodeling projects make it even better.
Upgrade the Lighting
Kids need ample lighting in their play room for playing, doing arts and crafts, playing games, reading, and other activities. Not only is it a good idea to add new lighting to their playroom, but you should also think about the type of lighting. To be more eco-friendly, choose fluorescent light bulbs which use less energy and keep down your energy bill. You should also opt for ceiling or wall lamps that are kept high and out of little hands that might knock over a table or floor lamp. The lighter the play room is, the better. In rooms that don’t get sunlight through the window, upgrading the lighting is the next best thing.
Another remodeling project for your kids’ play room is adding new furniture. Unlike a traditional play area that is in a living room, you don’t need to worry about adding coffee tables with sharp corners or even sofas. Furniture in a play room should be fun, colorful, comfortable, and safe. For seating areas, choose floor cushions, bean bags, or storage ottomans that have a cushioned exterior. You can also purchase a small kids’ size table and chairs for reading or doing art projects. The table will also double as a homework area for when it’s time for your child to get some work done at night or on the weekend.
Arts and Crafts Area
Getting your child involved in creative activities will expand his or her imagination which will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Encourage creativity by creating a small arts and crafts area in their play room. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but a small nook in the room with a table and chairs for working on. You can also get child-sized easels and plenty of art supplies that won’t cost a lot of money. For the art and crafts area, protect the flooring by placing plastic mats underneath the easel and craft table that can be cleaned by simply wiping it off.
Lastly, adding a chalkboard wall in your playroom is going to eliminate markings on the walls from crayons, markers, or paint. There is now paint available called “chalkboard” paint that is essentially the same type of surface as a chalkboard, except it can be painted literally anywhere. By transforming one of the walls of the play room into a chalkboard wall, they can use different colored chalks to color, decorate, and draw all over the wall without worrying about messing up your wall with their crayons.