Designing a nursery in advance will help you be ready when your baby comes, but are you prepared for what will happen once your little one starts to outgrow the space? Before you begin to remodel your baby’s room, consider design features that will grow with your child or work for any more children you decide to have. Planning with the future in mind can save you time and money in the long run. Here are a few tips for planning a nursery that will easily transition from the baby years to adolescence or from one sibling to the next.
How to Create a Nursery to Suit Your Family’s Needs
1. Invest in Flexible Furniture
Furniture is a major expense. Fortunately, many modern nursery furniture pieces can be used differently as your child grows. Convertible cribs are designed to convert into a toddler bed and then a twin or full bed, which has the potential to work for your child all the way through their teens. Buy a low dresser and put a changing station on top rather than purchasing a separate changing table that will no longer be of use once your child is out of diapers.
2. Consider Your Color Palette
While it’s tradition to paint rooms pink or blue to suit the gender of your baby, your time and money will be better spent on a neutral color palette. Eggshell or white will suit older children of any gender. Instead, add personality to the room with wall decals, which can be applied and removed easily.
3. Incorporate Extra Storage Space
Kids grow up fast. A small dresser may be fine for storing infant onesies, but it won’t be long before you realize you’ve run out of room for their expanding wardrobe. If possible, create closets during your remodel so you’ll have ample storage. Incorporate closet organizers and wall shelves to hold baby items now and art supplies, toys, and games later.
4. Add Versatile Safety Features
When planning your remodel, include a ceiling fan. Proper air circulation reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and will still be useful to keep older children cool in the summer. Add flooring that will be durable, safe, and easy to clean for children at any age, such as bamboo.
If you need assistance completing a remodel or room addition before your newborn arrives, contact Santoro Home Improvements. For more than a decade, they’ve been the go-to source for Hamden, CT, residents looking to upgrade their living space. Count on their expertise and skill to help you create the perfect space for your evolving needs. Call (203) 287-9787 to schedule a consultation, or visit them online for more information about their home improvement and remodel services.