My husband and I are in the planning stage of remodeling and adding on to our home. We are going to remodel the kids rooms first, but I’m so excited about the whole thing. I love focusing on everything from which tile to use on the floors to lighting inspiration in my bedroom. I tend to get a little quick to start planning, my husband had to pull me back in and tell me, “babe we are remodeling your kids room remember?” I am so excited to start, I cannot wait. I =
We made a list of things to think about before we start the remodeling process. So what are a few things to think about before remodeling your kid’s room? Here’s a few things that we added to our list:
Goal – What’s your goal, the end result you’re expecting. What is your reason for remodeling your child room? Is it the floors, replace carpet with tile for easy clean up? Okay, lol that’s mine. It could be yours too, kids can be messy and tile is a great way to protect your floors and have them look great too. You might want more space for your child to do their homework, move in a computer desk, closet space, etc. Make notes of what goals you have for the remodel.
Budget – How much can you afford to spend, how long will you need to save, and how much is it going to cost to complete your project.
Time – How long is it going to take? We’re planning on pulling up the carpet, which means everything will be taken out of their rooms, and they will be without a room for a little while. How long will they be without a room, this is important so mom and dad don’t go totally crazy during the process, because they will be sleeping in the living room. The kids are going to be excited, but mom is going to want it done ASAP.
Cheap or not – In my opinion a remodel should last for years and years. You get what you pay for, don’t go cheap. If you need to spend a little extra time-saving, do it. It will be worth it in the long run.
Get what the kids want or what mom and dad want – This can be a hard one, especially if you’re dealing with a teen. Remember, the remodel should last for a long time, how much longer will your teen be living with you. Maybe come to some kind of agreement with paint and things that can be changed easily.
Tools and Materials– This is my husband’s list, and his department all the way. Make sure you are going to have all the required tools. Using the wrong tools, or making do with what you have is the wrong way to go about things. You can break your tool, hurt yourself, or wreck the material you’re using. Spend a little extra time and make sure you have all the required tools and materials.
Paint – Make sure you choose the right paint for the job. There’s several different types of paint, something for almost every surface. Be sure you choose the color you want, but make sure it’s the right paint for the job.
Lighting – In my opinion the lighting makes or breaks a room. It can add to or take away from so much, especially the paint and hopefully you and children were able to come to some type of agreement on the paint. Choosing the right lighting for any room in your home is important it can change to color of the room, the look and feel, as well as your mood while you’re in the room.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your kids room, what are some things you’ve thought about? I would love to hear your thoughts, if you can think of anything we need to add please let me know. I am eager to get out of planning stage, and get started.
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