Keeping Your Home Beautiful When You Have Kids Is Easier Than Think

December 6, 2021

As a parent, you might feel like keeping your home looking beautiful when you have kids is something of a lost cause. However, we are pleased to say that this is not the case. There are steps that you can take to ensure that your home looks absolutely incredible when you have children. Here are some of the possibilities that you need to keep in mind. 

Declutter

First, you should think about decluttering your home. If your home is cluttered with accessories and items then it is always going to seem like more of a mess. So, what are the right ways to declutter your home successfully? 

Well, you can consider out of home storage options. This is worth exploring if you have far too many different pieces of furniture and accessories. It is a popular choice for people who are thinking about selling. You can keep everything out of sight and out of mind, focusing only on accessories and pieces of furniture that help accentuate the property as a whole. 

You can also think about exploring extra items in the attic or the basement. You just need to make sure that they are not going to get ruined in spaces like this. The attic and basement aren’t always set up to keep things in the right condition. For instance, you might want to check if the sump pump in your basement is working correctly in your basement. If not, then your property could get damaged by flooding. 

Low Maintenance Style 

You might also want to consider low maintenance style options for your property. There are many examples like this that could be perfect for you. For instance you might want to think about using laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is great because it means that you can simply wipe away different marks and stains that might be on your floor. This is perfect if you are tired of it looking as though an entire sports team has walked straight through your home with their muddy feet. 

Another possibility that you could consider is a wet shower room rather than a typical bathroom. The problem with a bath is that it is an absolute nightmare to clean. They are also not as popular as they used to be with homeowners these days. It is far more beneficial if you have a great shower that you can enjoy, however briefly each morning. A professional contractor will ensure that your bathroom looks and feels great after you make a change like this. 

There are other options to ensure that your home is easy to maintain with kids as well. For instance, you could replace your grass with a patio or even astro turf. You won’t have to worry about your grass getting destroyed by things like sports games. 

Minimalism 

You could also explore adopting a minimalist style with your home. The right minimalist design will guarantee that your home looks amazing and has the aesthetic of a show home that you would find on a planned development. 

To create a minimal style you should make sure that you think about the different pieces of furniture and items that you need in different rooms around your property. If you are looking for a living area that is minimal then consider just adding enough seats for everyone that lives in the house to sit down. More chairs can be added in when needed and not before. 

The benefits of a minimal design is that your home is going to look larger overall and appear more grand. You are going to feel like you have more space for you and your children to thrive. It’s also going to be far easier to clean. You won’t have to worry about moving around different pieces of furniture to ensure that your home is kept clean to the right standards.

The Right Materials 

You might also want to think about the different materials that are going to be better if you have kids. Instead of opting for typical sofa materials, you could choose a leather sofa. These are always easier to clean so you will not have to worry about marks or stains ruining them completely. It’s also worth avoiding more expensive sofas such as recliners. If you have kids these are quite easy to break and difficult to repair. A corner sofa is great because everyone will fit on together comfortably and there’s less chance that they are going to be accidentally damaged. 

Get Expert Help 

Do not forget, you can get expert or professional help to keep your home clean and ensure that it looks beautiful. You might think that a cleaner is not going to fit into your budget. However, don’t be so sure. It is possible that you can get a cleaner for a budget friendly price if you look at the different freelance sites. You will likely find someone on a site like this that will provide the quality of service you want for the price you can afford. 

In some cases, parts of your home might require specialist support. For instance, you might want to consider using a steam cleaning solution to guarantee that your property looks great. This will ensure that deep dirt and grime can be removed from your carpets. This is not just an aesthetic concern. It can lead to breathing issues as well that you will want to avoid for your kids. 

Invest In Some New Equipment 

If you do not want to hire a pro to clean your home, then you could think about purchasing some new equipment to keep your home looking great. For instance, you could consider investing in a new vacuum. Certain vacuums that are available to purchase have been specifically designed to help with the mess that tends to be associated with young children. 

You can even buy your own carpet cleaner. But do note that this won’t be as effective as hiring a professional to keep your home clean. The best cleaner will ensure that your home looks brand new when they are finished. 

Give Them A Play Area 

Giving your children a play area in your home will ensure that you do not have to worry about them turning another room in your home into a place where they can play. This could be your living room or even a hallway which will always make your home look like a mess. Giving them a play area keeps everything confined to one place. You can even include different storage solutions such as containers to ensure that this room in your home does not become a cluttered mess.

Again, the right flooring is important here to ensure that its easy to keep it clean. 

Encourage Outdoor Play 

Finally, if you want to keep your home beautiful and tidy then you should consider outdoor play for your kids. Outdoor play is great for their health and wellbeing but this isn’t the only benefit that you might want to keep in mind. With outdoor play, you will not have to worry about them taking lots of different toys into your home. You might think that through the winter months you need to keep your kids inside. However, research shows that as long as they are wearing the right clothing, playing outside is great for kids in the winter. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the steps that you should take to ensure that your home does remain beautiful even if you do have children wandering around. As a homeowner, you can still have a stunning property that doesn’t disappoint while providing a space that your children can grow and play. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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