Wednesday, June 16, 2021

How to Create a Kid-Friendly Environment in a New Home

 If you have kids at home, you know how important it is to create a child-friendly environment. While 5.34 million homes were sold in 2019, a fair number likely have health and safety concerns for kids. Fortunately, converting your new home into a family-friendly place does not necessitate sacrificing style. Here are some easy-to-follow tips or elements that you can incorporate in creating a kid-friendly environment in a new home.

Buy Rounded Furniture

If you're moving into a new home or building one, make sure your home arrangement allows the little ones to run through without hurting themselves. Whether you live in a large house, your youngster will find a way to get into a corner. Choose furniture with rounded edges to reduce the risk of injury to your children's eyes, forehead, and legs. If you already have furniture with sharp corners, consider using edge covers to reduce the risk of accidents.

Cover the Fireplace

Heat-resistant gates should be installed to be used when the flames are burning. Children may fall and damage themselves if they come into contact with a sharp or stone hearth, so make sure you purchase edge pads. Small rocks found in artificial fireplaces are a choking hazard. If yours has loose stone inside, remove it. The doors should be closed while not in use, and the fire-stoking equipment should be kept out of reach.

Have a Smart Home

At any given time, you can only be in one location. A smart home, on the other hand, allows you to keep an eye on your kids even when you are not present. Install security cameras throughout your home to keep a watch on your living areas, whether it's your children's playroom, bedroom, or basement. Kids are curious and can get themselves into a lot of trouble. Luckily, child safety devices such as smart cabinets and door sensors can stop little kids from investigating dangerous areas. If the sensors detect activity, they send alerts to your phone and can be installed easily on both medication and cleaning supplies closets. Worldwide parents are installing home automation systems and this is shown by the growth in the Smart Home security market which is expected to go over $30 billion.

Have a Storage System

For your baby or toddler possessions, you can never have enough storage space. Create more space by storing toys, clothes, and other belongings in a variety of ways, from hampers to built-in cabinets. Also, a simple storage system can keep your toddler safe near home tools and other backyard dangers.

Refurbish the House

If you're renovating your new home to make it kid-friendly, consider how old it is. Houses that have been built within the period of 10 years may need a little effort in creating a safe environment for your kids compared to old houses that have been constructed from 10 to 20. If the new home you are moving into has been built 20 years ago, before you and your kids move in, getting a house remodeling contractor is ideal to repair a worn-out roof or staircase.

Get Rid of the Glass

You know that kids and glass don't go well together. Things like glass doors or glass coffee tables, besides just breaking up your kids can get hurt. Generally speaking, it is recommended to avoid glass but if you decide not to, be sure to install safety in glass windows and doors, to keep your kids safe around the glass.

Keeping your kids safe at home doesn't have to mean constant supervision. Creating a kid-friendly environment at home can definitely be helpful.


  1. I love the security camera idea! We have been wanting to try this for awhile. It would really put my mind at ease. Thanks for the tips!


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