Before children, a house is just a house. You don’t worry about small things like if a child can reach a doorknob, or if there is enough room for a room full of toys. After you have kids, it is a different story. You worry about everything that you could possibly ever worry about. Safety, accessibility, space, and more. A lot of the times, I see new parents searching for a new home because they didn’t realize how kid-friendly a home has to be. There is another option, though! Why not make home improvements to make your home more suitable for having children? That seems to make a bit more sense to me, but to each his own. If you are interested in doing home improvement projects to your home, I have listed the best home improvements to make when you have children below.
The best home improvements to make when you have children
Easy to maintain countertops is a must home improvement to make if you do not already have them! Kids are messy and they have the potential to ruin your home if you are not careful. Personally, I do not like to be too strict with my children when it comes to my home – I don’t want them to feel like they are living in a museum where they cannot touch anything. This is why I think easy to maintain countertops are very necessary. Quartz is extremely easy to maintain and it is very durable. These countertops will resist scratches, cracks, and other damage and they are easy to clean, so don’t worry if they get mud all over them, or if water sat on it for too long.
Kids need to release energy by playing and running around. Obviously, going outside is an option on pretty days, but what about on really cold and rainy days? You need a spot to play indoors, where they can still release their energy. This is why a finished basement is a great idea! A basement adds so much room to a house and it is so useful when it is finished. In addition to making your basement a ‘kid room,’ you can also add an extra bedroom to the basement, create an office, make a movie room, a workout room, or have a room for storage – it can benefit you, as well!
A spacious kitchen
Once you have kids, there is automatically more work to be done. There are more mouths to feed, plates on the table, and drinks to get filled up with. Around meal times, the kitchen is where everyone hangs out around. This is why I believe that a spacious kitchen is a fantastic improvement to make on your home. Not to mention that it will definitely increase your home value significantly!
A luxurious master suite
This is for all the parents out there – you’re welcome. Go ahead and redo your room and make it into a luxurious master suite. Being a parent is hard, rewarding work and you deserve to take time to relax and treat yourself! Creating a spa-like master bedroom and bath will be the perfect place to turn down after a hectic day full of errands, homework, and sports. Imagine heated bathroom floors, marble countertops, and a huge shower and bathtub. Maybe even a sauna if you are feeling extra fancy!
If you are in the New Jersey area and you are looking into doing renovations on your home, check out Henn & Nardini Contracting located in Barnegat, NJ. Owners and operators, Kurt Henn and Anthony Nardini both have much experience in the construction industry. Kurt Henn has been working in the industry since 2002, starting in the flooring business and then going into carpentry. Anthony Nardini started construction work in 2003, working in the demolition and restoration field. Together, they created Henn & Nardini, which specializes in Home Renovations, Home Restorations, Additions, Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling, Finished Custom Basements, and Custom Bars & Mantels. Over the years, they have served hundreds of homes and throughout all of those projects, client satisfaction has always and will always be their #1 priority.