If you have your own children, or have kids come over to stay, it is worth thinking about the basement as creating the perfect child friendly space (Child Friendly Basement Design).Making your basement a day space for younger kids will mean their noise is contained and they are encouraged to stay away from places you might prefer them not to be, like your study. Most kids like the ideas of a space they can call their own during the daytime. And a basement can always be converted back to an adult room without too much hassle.
For the perfect child friendly basement allow for lots of floor space that can be used for play. Don’t fill your basement with sofas and chairs. Try not to break up the space with storage closets and cabinets.Avoid the temptation to make it a second living room. If you do have soft furnishings, place them at the side of the room. Keep your kids’ toys stored in a single place. Make one corner of the room a toy store and allow your children to select what they want to play with and encourage them to use the available space by fitting a child friendly carpet or rug.
If your basement is not to be a dedicated child play space, then allocate an area of it to be a child friendly zone. For instance, set aside a space where they can reach their books and toys easily and give them a height appropriate table and chairs.If your basement is not to be a dedicated child play space, then allocate an area of it to be a child friendly zone. For instance, set aside a space where they can reach their books and toys easily and give them a height appropriate table and chairs.