These Ottawa Renovations Make Your Home a Safe, Enjoyable Space for Your Family
Your home is a space where you create memories. From picking the paint for the nursery to watching your toddler take their first steps, there’s no doubt it’s the place where your family will spend a lot of meaningful quality time. But as your family grows, so does the need for a functional and safe space for your kids. Here are some renovations that help create a child-friendly home.
The kitchen is a hub for family activity. It’s where mom and dad cook dinner and do the dishes, to a soundtrack of tiny feet on the floor. The kitchen is also the most common space for renovations in Ottawa and part of those renovations are knocking down space-eating walls to create an open concept area. With an open concept kitchen, it’s much easier to keep an eye on everyone while still being able to prepare meals and clean up.
Another great family-approved renovation addition is an island. It creates a central space for friends and family alike. Adding bar chairs (tall like a barstool, with the back support of a chair) will make it easy for your little helpers to bake cookies—and snack on the cookie dough while they’re at it.
Pro Reno Tip: Lower drawers and cabinets are great places to store kid-friendly things like sippy cups, plastic utensils, dishes and healthy snacks.
With a growing family, the bathroom can often feel like a crowded subway station as everyone frantically gets ready for their day. With teeth needing to be brushed and hair needing to be washed, a single shower and sink just won’t cut it—especially if it’s the only bathroom in the house. A great renovation project is gutting out the old bathroom and redesigning the layout to fit your busy family. Adding a double sink can create optimal space for mom and dad and a separate area for the kids.
Pro Reno Tip: Adding a lot of cabinets to store toiletries like curling irons, toiletries, and other products is a great way to keep curious kids away and helps keep you organized.
Parents aren’t the only ones who need a space to unwind after a long day. Once the kids come home from school or daycare, they’ll need a space to burn off some energy and get some serious playtime in. The basement is the perfect place for this—it’s tucked away from the rest of the house, and has plenty of space to set up a new play area. Ottawa renovations experts can make your basement into the playroom of your—and your children’s—dreams.
Pro Reno Tip: Keep the basement as open as possible and line the walls with storage. By saving a space for homework, your older kids can have somewhere to go that’s free of distraction.