Furniture Tips for The Average Joe
4 Ways to Make Your Home Friendly for Kids
Whenever you have kids around, you can’t help but worry about what they are doing and their safety, mainly if you are not there with them. Kids care more about fun than safety, thus you cannot take any chances on their safety. If anything, it is you who will take care of damages and injuries when they mess up.
A critical element to carefully select is the sofas. Kids enjoy jumping on couches while in the living room and they do not know how to maintain them clean. They will spill drinks on them, drop food items and sit on them with dirty clothes, and step on them with dirty feet or shoes. It doesn’t matter how many times to tell them not to, they can’t stop. To minimize your pressure and keep them comfortable at the same time, purchase leather sofas of high quality that are sturdy and easy to clean. Or, choose slip covered couches that have fabric which is stain resistant for easy cleaning.
Next, take extra caution with your coffee tables and cupboards. It is not a great idea to have sharp edged furniture in your home, mainly when you have tiny ones who are teaching themselves to walk. The sharp edges are dangerous and cause so much pain when a person hits themselves upon them and can lead to severe injuries for your kids. Instead, choose round and oval shaped tables and you can have them cushioned on top to make them blunt, and rounded edges for your cupboards. This reduces their risk of injury when children play roughly around them. Keep off cupboards because they can easily fall on your kids, but if you have to buy them, make sure they are very heavy and installed in rooms where kids do not frequent.
The type of floor you select is also essential. The right kind of floor to have when you have kids around is one which is not slippery, hard to clean, or cold. Hardwood floors are not difficult to clean, but one can easily slide on them when they have their socks on. Concrete floors can be cleaned easily too, but they get very cold sometimes. Try carpet tiles because they are easy to clean, slip resistant, and warm on the feet.
Your walls are a stress factor when you have kids at the crayons stage. But, you can coat your walls with an easy to clean type of paint in areas where the kids frequent a lot or install chalkboards on the walls to make both you and your kids happy. Again, it doesn’t matter how many times you tell your kids not to do stuff, they will always find a way to annoy you. Be smart!