Remodeling is stressful. When kids or your pets are involved, it is even more stressful. With the tremendous amount of materials out there, it can be overwhelming. There are a few tricks that can be used when designing with kids in mind that can make your house resilient.
#1 Choose Resilient Flooring
Flooring is one of the most important accepts to a remodel because it is on the more expensive side of the project. With kids and pets, it is a good idea to make sure you choose a floor that will be able to withstand your everyday activities. We recommend Luxury Vinyl Flooring, when kids or pets are involved. Luxury Vinyl is made to look like hardwood, stone, or tile but still has all of the same characteristics. The benefits of vinyl floors are waterproof, which doesn’t allow water to seep through the floor to its core. They are made to be long lasting, durable, and easy to clean.
#2 Use Outdoor Fabrics INSIDE
“A white sofa used to be the first ingredient in a recipe for disaster. Mix in messy children, dirty paws and drippy desserts, and most adults run for cover.
With stain-resistant Sunbrella fabric, a white sofa sets the stage for an afternoon of sibling revelry. Hanging out with the family pooch, eating frozen treats in the once-forbidden living room, building forts with decorative pillows—this is the life of leisure for a child. Easy to clean should the frozen juice miss its intended target, Sunbrella fabric means no more flipping cushions to hide the memories of a sweet treat gone sour.” – Sunbrella Sweet Treat Fabric available at Dalgenes Interiors.
#3 Family Friendly Countertops
Choosing the right countertop for your family can be difficult. You need something that will handle the arts and crafts, cooking experiments, and food fights. The three most popular among families is Granite, Laminate, and Solid Surface. Granite countertops are now equipt to handle the wear, tear, and spills better than before. Granite counter tops are becoming the dominate choice for counter tops.