Kids always tend to find mischief, but by using sturdy and dark-toned materials in your home design, you can avoid or hide damage to walls, floors, and furniture. To make those inevitable spills and ensuing stains less obvious, consider using deeper colors or textures in your home design. This way, any stains that resist even your best efforts of removal are disguised.
Although using darker colors and vibrant textures or designs can help you hide any greasy fingerprints or juice stains, applying these methods can only hide damage on the surface level. Rather than simply camouflaging damage, there are some things you can do to prevent permanent damage in the first place. For example, to protect the walls that are bound to serve as coloring books and napkins to your children, consider washable paint finishes such as eggshell, satin, or semigloss so that any blemishes can be easily removed with a damp sponge. The floors of your home will take even more of a beating than your walls, so look into materials such as tile that will not only resist damage, but will also allow for an easy clean up with a wet mop. By choosing to use darker colors and textures and to fortify your surfaces with sturdy materials, you can make cleaning up spills and hiding stains much easier, as well as prevent permanent damage to your home decor.
Don’t Compromise Safety for Sophistication
Creating your own unique home design is important, but so is your children’s safety when living in your stylish abode. Depending on the age of your children, there are certain common sense child proofing steps to remember when designing your home’s decor.
Avoid covering your tables and other high surfaces with fabric or other materials that can be pulled down. Your curious child may not only pull the cloth down on themselves but could also send other objects, such as center pieces, toppling down too. This rule also applies to curtains—make sure that any window décor is high enough off of the ground to not be tugged at or that the curtain rods are securely attached to the wall and won’t fall on your child. And don’t forget, if you’ve included a pool in your home design, talk with your builder about installing fences around the deck, and consider getting a cover to secure your entire pool and keep anyone from falling in.
At Empire Custom Builders, we understand that designing a home can be a task full of difficult decisions. One area that you should never compromise is your home’s durability and your children’s safety. We have completed over 500 custom home and remodeling projects here in Central Florida, and we’ll always be able to find a way to make your dream home a reality, especially when you’re keeping your children in mind. Contact us to design a home that is not only attractive and sophisticated but is also safe and durable for your kids.