The perfect home is often imagined, but hardly ever lived in. This is because, thought it may be perfect for our needs and wants today, as humans, are needs and wants are bound to change with time and our circumstances. Education, jobs, relationships and even children are generally major factors that change them. And more often than not, for the sake of ease, we’d rather move into an already built home, than build it up ourselves. And if this happens, getting a few unwanted, but can-live-with features to your home is inevitable. If your garage is one such feature, and you want to convert it into a more useful playroom for your child, then here are a few things to consider and remember before making your decision.
It needs to be more secure – Often, our garages are not the safest place for our children to play in. This is partially because of the gate. If you have an old fashioned sectional garage door Perth trade it in for a newer and more modern version of it. If it opens and closes using an electronic key, then make sure to keep it away from the hands of your kids. Better yet, consider permanently closing it off.
Arrange for better ventilation – Most garages are not built with windows. This means both ventilation and light is very limited in it. If you think the garage door motor will be dangerous for your child you can seek information for a reliable company for more garage door service Perth, and seal it off; make sure to install plenty of windows. Remember, this is a space for your child; and no child likes playing in dark or musty places.
Insulating it – To make sure that the playroom is available for your child all year long, you will have to insulate it, and even connect it to the main house’s heating system. While this might cost a little, it’s the only way the garage is going to be useable during the winter.
The floors need care – Garage floors don’t usually get a lot of attention, and in order to make it habitable for your child, you might have to do some changes in it. You might have to tile it (easily cleanable tiles) and even have to line it with several layers of carpeting. Make sure to select a color that can take a little dirt; children are messy in general.
Walls will need sprucing up – In addition to the flooring, the walls too will need care. As it’s going to be a room for children you can let your imagination loose; and play around with colors and ideas. But this will definitely cost you a bit.
Child safe gates and CCTV cams – If your garage is connected to the main house, then you might need to invest on a child gate to keep your child from wandering out of his play area without your knowledge. If it is not connected and is separate, then you might have to install CCTV cameras to make sure they are safe, and to keep an eye on them.Top