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How to Make Your Home More Kid-Friendly

How to ready your rooms for child wear, tear, & fun

By Kathy Barnes


Having kids changes everything—your home, included. Here's how to ready the rooms in your home for years of fun-loving, hard-wearing family life.

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Kids' Room by Drake Design Associates

Problem: Rooms are overrun with kid gear.

Solution: Incorporate storage solutions.

Whether in shared living spaces or their bedrooms, the littlest members of your family come with the most gear. You can add built-ins for permanent storage or use furniture pieces that allow you to capture every available inch to store books, toys, and clothing. If you're building a custom solution, consider adding a storage element: A bed has room for drawers below or shelving in the headboard. Wall-mounted shelves make the most of vertical space. Cubbies and hooks at kid-level help corral backpacks, jackets, and shoes.

Kids' Room
by Drake Design Associates

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