From Couples Retreat to Family Friendly Home

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

When couples are expecting their first child, one of the things they should start to look at is how to make their home family friendly. Some couples don’t even think of redesigning until the new baby becomes a toddler and it becomes obvious that home changes need to be made – and fast. Fortunately, with the right planning and preparation, couples can make a home family friendly, while remaining stylish.  

The first thing to consider are safety features. Outlet covers, corner guards, and cabinet locks must all be added. If there are stairs in the house, gates should be installed to prevent falls. To maintain the aesthetic appeal of your home, opt for wooden or stainless steel baby gates rather than plastic. Although a bit more expensive, they combine elegance and functionality.

Flooring also plays a big part in making a home family friendly. Kids can be hard on floors, therefore, floors in family homes should include durable and able to withstand spills and stains. It is a good idea to replace any white or light colored carpet with a darker color or a hardwood. Engineered hardwood or laminate floors for Carrollton homes are often preferred by families since they don’t scratch easily and can last for years under regular wear and tear. These surfaces are also easy to clean and maintain.

Furniture should also be a consideration. Microfiber is a great option for couches and chairs because it is durable and cleans easily. Glass tables or cabinets should be removed from the home to prevent injuries to playing children and you may need to minimize the clutter, investing in smart storage solutions.

There are many ways to make a home more family friendly. And while it may be difficult to take on a remodel while expecting a little one, it’s important to at least consider the changes that need to be made to offer practicality and to ensure that the home is comfortable for all members to live in.

If you’re interested in starting your home remodel, contact CMA Flooring for more information. As a premier flooring company in Carrollton, we think installing new floors is a great way to prepare for a newborn and can give your home a new look without too much hassle. Call 972-418-6606 to request a free in-home consultation or head to our showroom and check out our wide selection of flooring options.