The end of a calendar and the approach of the New Year often leave us feeling introspective. For many people, those thoughts turn towards family and how to create a home environment where everyone feels comfortable and included while still maintaining a sense of independence. The professionals at Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling have put together some ideas to help you set up your physical space to make it more family-friendly. We’ve included home improvements that range from tweaking your kitchen to basement remodeling, so you’re bound to find a few ideas that fit your home and family.
Basement finishing or remodeling not only gives you extra square footage for your growing family, but it also gives you the opportunity to set up the space as you see fit. Creating a multi-purpose family room in the basement is an excellent way to ensure a personalized room for the whole family to enjoy. The age of your children and everyone’s interests will determine your needs. A professionally designed and finished basement can include any of the following:
- Games area
- Home theatre and gaming system
- Music room
- Study space
- Home office
- Teen bedroom
The kitchen is traditionally the gathering place in most homes. A few improvements can make it feel like a more family-friendly space that welcomes your kids to linger longer. These ideas can be implemented as simple upgrades or be taken to the next level during kitchen remodeling.
- Study corner – a quiet, uncluttered corner of the kitchen where younger kids can do their homework and get help from an adult is a clear indication that they are welcome in the kitchen.
- Kid-friendly work surface – to encourage kids to help in the kitchen, a work surface that is at their height is ideal. This could be a lower section of counter, a custom island, or even a table. If a lower countertop isn’t feasible, a solid stool could also do the trick. Don’t forget that non-porous, stain- and scratch-resistant countertops are best for kids.
- Comfortable seating – at the island or table to encourage older kids to hang out in the kitchen and linger longer with family.
Whether kitchen, bathroom, or basement remodeling or finishing is on your to-do list in the upcoming year, Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling can help with your home design and remodeling needs in and around the Schaumburg, IL, area. Contact us at (847) 202-6465 to learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation.