Running, jumping, exploring, falling…children bring a lot of excitement to our homes.

They also bring a lot of safety and functionality concerns. For homeowners that have children, what should they know about keeping their homes safe and kid-friendly for their little ones? We’re turning directly to our home experts for the final word on the subject…

Why We’re Asking:

Children bring a lot of joy to our lives…but also a lot of concerns. Since safety and functionality are quite different between a child and an adult, different considerations need to be made when remodeling our homes. Even if we aren’t in the market for a major remodel, there are still small changes we need to make when children are present, such as baby gates, outlet protectors, and cabinet locks.

Thus, we want to know directly from the experts how children factor into the remodeling process. We’re turning to the experts for help and asking them to weigh in right here in the comments. What does this mean? Homeowners will get the raw, unedited answers directly from the experts. It also gives you, the homeowners, an opportunity to ask the professionals for clarification directly. This is the forum to find out what children-friendly elements should homeowners consider during a remodeling project.

So experts, it’s time to weigh in:

How do kid-friendly elements factor into a remodeling project?

What children-friendly elements should homeowners consider during a remodeling project?
From design to lighting or plumbing fixtures and materials to health concerns, how is remodeling different when creating a space for a child (or one that will be heavily used by children)?

Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!