As your kids get older, they change. As they change, your home might need to change as well. Thinking about some of the specific needs of your children as they become teenagers can help you decide on any home renovations that might be necessary to better accommodate your family.
While it may have been fine for your kids to share a room when they were younger, they’re more likely to want their own room for privacy as they become teenagers. It may seem difficult at first to figure out how to add extra space in your home for these bedrooms. Consider converting another room like a craft room or a playroom into a bedroom. Then, relocate or store some of the toys.
An entertainment room is a great addition to your home for having friends over and socializing. Maybe your basement has largely functioned as a playroom when your kids were younger. Now is a great time to repurpose that space. Donate some of the toys to goodwill or store them elsewhere. Then, add furniture, a ping pong table, and a table for playing board games!
There are also backyard additions you put in as an alternative to an indoor room. Maybe you could add more seating to your patio. Or think about adding a fire pit—it can be a fun gathering spot on summer nights.
Another great addition to make to your home as your kids get older is a theater room. Maybe you have an old playroom or storage room that could be repurposed. Or maybe as children move out and go to college, you could make one of their bedrooms into a theater room.
Transforming one of these spaces into a comfy place to watch movies doesn’t have to be too difficult. Adding comfortable seating and a TV can be all you do to make a really successful space.
On the other hand, if you feel like it would be hard to add an additional TV to this space, consider buying a projector and an affordable screen. This can create the movie theater effect for a lower cost.
Figuring out how to help your kids through teenage years is hard enough. Figuring out how to make your home as conducive to this as possible is also hard. Thinking about the specific needs of your family will help you figure out which home improvements to prioritize.
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