Creating rooms that grow with your children

Brampton Guardian

While we all love our children, let’s face it, they are expensive.

With this in mind, why not try saving money in the one place it’s possible to do so – their bedroom.

As kids grow and change, so do their bedroom furniture needs, so it’s a good idea to plan and design a room that will grow and evolve with your child. This way you’ll create a room that’s both functional and can easily transition with the child through each stage of their life.

Here are some furniture pieces you should consider if you want to create a room that will grow with your child:

Crib-to-toddler-children’s conversion bed: While you can’t escape purchasing a crib, you can buy one that easily transform from a crib, to a toddler’s bed and right into a child’s bed. This means that potentially, you could use the same bed frame for at least 10 years and you only have to purchase a new single mattress when you child approaches the tween years.

Bunk Bed or bed with storage space: Once you’ve finished with the conversion bed, there are two great options: a bunk bed or a bed with storage space. A bunk bed is ideal for kids who have sleepovers or if you’re planning for another child. A bed with drawers underneath is always useful because kids of any age always need space for their toys or clothes.

Dresser: From the time our kids are born we need room for all their blankets and onesies. As kids continue to grow into young children and teens, those dressers will be filled with their clothes, so make sure to buy a dresser that has ample space.

Desk:  A desk is a great piece that your kids will use throughout their lives. When they’re younger, they can use it to colour, draw or read, and as they get older, they can use it as a homework space or computer desk.

 source:Brampton Guardian http://www.bramptonguardian.com/shopping-story/4176594-creating-rooms-that-grow-with-your-children/

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