Kids are notoriously hard to keep entertained 24/7, so why not create a playroom in your garage conversion? It’s the ideal space to keep all of their toys, meaning that the rest of your house can stay as a grown up space. It also means that, despite being separate from the main living space, you’ll be able to keep a close eye on them as the room will be on the same level.
So how’s it done?
The first step is to make sure that your garage conversion is a liveable space that is safe and secure. You’ll need to make sure that it’s properly insulated so that your little ones won’t be freezing in the winter months, and you’ll want to make sure that there’s electricity and light fixtures.
In terms of the flooring, choose something that’s hard wearing – it’s likely that the kids will spill stuff on it. We’d suggest maybe a carpet in a colour such as dark grey which won’t show as much wear and tear. Comfortable rugs could work well, along with lots of beanbags and cushions scattered over the floor for when it’s story time or when they just want to chill out.
We’d suggest that you go for bright colours on the walls so that it’s suitably child friendly – after all, you want to make sure that your kids actually want to spend time in there! Yellows and blues would work really well. It could be a nice idea to have a whiteboard/blackboard installed on one of them. This way, you can encourage them to get any drawing out of their system on this, rather than on the freshly painted walls!
We think a brilliant idea would be to try and separate the space into different zones, which will stop the room from looking a mess. You could have an art corner, a reading area, an area for doing homework etc.
Now all that’s left to do is to fill it with their favourite toys! Let us know if you have any tips on how to create the perfect playroom.