When it comes to kids, the saying “nothing is permanent” is an understatement. One moment, they’re in preschool, and, before you know it, they’re leaving for college. This is why designing a space that they can grow up with – for example, a bedroom that’s appropriate for a five-year-old just as well as a teenager – is one of the biggest challenges of a remodeler.
Timeless, Multi-Functional Furniture
Don’t get suckered into buying cute nursery furnishings; your kids will outgrow them in a few years, and you’d be forced to replace them. Instead, find furniture pieces that will make sense for whatever age they are.
For example, for cabinets and bureaus, it’s a good idea to future-proof them by choosing ones that can accommodate your children’s clothes throughout the years. Instead of buying a cabinet that can hold infant-sized articles of clothing, pick one that you know can accommodate their growing assortment of clothes as they grow up.
Multi-function furniture is also a hit for kids and adults alike. A bed with storage underneath is still one of the best picks.
When it comes to decor, avoid those that are obviously juvenile. Instead, give their room a touch of classic maturity with geometric patterns, which won’t look out of place in an adult’s room. Choose soft, muted palettes.
You can even ask your children for their input on what color and design you should use when designing their bedrooms. Round it out with furnishings and accessories that you can swap out with newer favorites.
Home remodeling areas that grow with your kids is one of the things that STL Design and Build does extremely well. Let us walk you through what it takes when you schedule a free estimate today by filling out our contact form. You can also call us at (314) 736-5800.