22 April 2016

Keeping Children Occupied Whilst Renovating Their Bedroom

Whether the room is just looking a little tired or you've recently welcomed a new family member, it could be time to renovate your child’s bedroom.

Now, doing this in your own bedroom is hard enough. However, doing it in a kid’s bedroom is even harder! Their daily and nightly routines are going to get disturbed. While works are happening, they may have to sleep elsewhere. And once they are back in their room, it may take them some time to adjust to their new surroundings.

So how can you make these renovations as seamless and stress-free as possible? Read on for a few suggestions.

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Do the renovations in Spring or Summer
It may be that there is a sudden need to renovate in the winter. However, if you’re lucky, the need with arise in the warmer months. Or, you might be able to manage until these months arrive. Doing renovations during the Spring and Summer is a good option, but it means that the kids can be playing outside. You could even buy them a new garden game when works begin, so they’ll stay well and truly occupied. Alternatively, warm weather means they can go on bike rides or walks with their friend. The aim is to keep them busy so they won’t miss being in their room.

Find jobs they can help with
If the children are old enough, let them help out with the renovations. It could even be something simple like letting them paint the first layer of colour on the walls. Or, for slightly younger kids, you could make a game of it. Ask them to be your personal assistant, and give them jobs and duties through the day.

Take them with you to buy furniture
Your kids will be happiest in their new room if they've had a handle in redesigning it. This goes for things like what colours the walls will be painting, and what furniture they will have. Talk to them about a major piece of bedroom furniture that needs deciding on- the bed. 

Mid-sleeper beds for boys and girls are a good option. They’re off the ground, meaning there is room underneath for a play den or desk. But they’re also not so high up that you need to worry about their safety at all.

Set up a makeshift bedroom in another room
Your kids might feel a bit lost without the usual base of their bedroom for a few days or even a couple of weeks. Counteract this by setting up a makeshift bedroom for them elsewhere in the house. This can be very small and compact if it has to be. What is important is that it is theirs. So, if they are sleeping in your bedroom for a week, arrange a corner for them. Put their usually bedding down, and set up a bedside table for them too. They can then keep a lamp and their favourite books on here. If they’re young enough, you can regard it as a ‘treat’, like a sleepover with mum and dad.

9 comments:

  1. It's a good idea to get them involved, turn it into an exciting adventure!

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  2. we got out youngest to help when we did his bedroom made it much easier

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  3. i love the idea of getting them involved more with the renovation like painting and picking furniture, gives them more control which is lovely! good luck with yours

    - Cydney

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  4. great article - such a good idea to keep your children involved

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  5. I love getting the kids involved (It's just keeping them focused) we tend to give them 'important' tasks to do ;)

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  6. I love getting the kids involved (It's just keeping them focused) we tend to give them 'important' tasks to do ;)

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  7. I love your ideas. We're about to undergo some serious renovations, well not about to but at some point this year! We were actually going to do it in autumn but if you say summer I will put it to my man and hopefully we can get started quicker! I don't think our dots would be able to help with anything that needs to be done but that's a great idea for older children, even washing the walls before a paint. Ours can definitely join in the fun of choosing furniture they've already been with us to Ikea and everyone survived!

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  8. It's alays better to involve Childen with renovating they love being able to help choose and apply the paint on the walls can't go wrong with this

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  9. It's alays better to involve Childen with renovating they love being able to help choose and apply the paint on the walls can't go wrong with this

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