If you are having twins and are planning to remodel your home, now is the perfect time to make changes that will suit your growing family. To help you get started, below are three tips of things you should consider when planning your remodeling project.
If your home is large enough, you should consider a bathroom that is just for your twins. Even though it will take time for them to grow up enough to use their own bathroom, you will be glad you did this when that time comes.
A double sink will work well for this as both your children can brush their teeth and wash their hands at the same time. This will prevent them from fighting over who goes first. Along with the double sink put a mirror that spans across both sinks. Add extra storage space also, which you can use for all bathroom items. If you choose enough space, you could also store things like out of season items in the bathroom.
When your children get to the age when they start crawling and then walking you will find it difficult to keep up with them. Because of this, consider opening up the space in your home to prevent walls from blocking your views. For example, plan the kitchen, dining room, and living room to be in one large space instead of three separate rooms. You could install a bar in the kitchen that will provide a little separation between the other two rooms.
This will allow you to keep a constant eye on your twins and also give your twins more freedom in your home. Consider carpeting in the dining room and living room areas also as this will give your children a much softer place to crawl on their knees and to walk. Also, if they fall, this will prevent them from being hurt as much. For the kitchen, you could lay rugs in different areas to help cover the hard flooring.
Extra Storage Space
Your children will have a lot of toys, books, etc. To help prevent these things from being scattered everywhere, create storage spaces. You could purchase things like a coffee table or end tables that have draws in them. You could also put shelves on the walls, such as a type of bookshelf. You could then purchase baskets for each of your children. Put their names on each basket and then place the baskets on the bookshelf. This will keep toys off the floor and your children will have access to them any time they want.
The builder can also add built in shelving for you during the remodeling project, such as extra shelving in the living room and kitchen.
Talk to the remodeling contractor that you hire, and they can give you many more tips to help you create the perfect home for you and your family.