Fun home spaces for kids – How to build them

7 Sep, 2022

Fun home spaces for kids – How to build them

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If you are a homeowner with pets and children you know the need to create a comfortable space for all. Creating fun home spaces for kids is especially important not just for comfort but for safe entertainment. In this article we offer you a number of ways to help you create a fun living environment for your family.

Create fun home spaces for kids – Here’s how

Kids love to play and have fun. What they don’t love is being cooped up inside the house. isolation during the pandemic proved that. If you’re looking for ways to add a little more fun to your home, you’re in luck. There are all sorts of ways to create fun home spaces for you and your kids. Here are eight great ideas to get started.

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Moving into a new home creates an opportunity to create fun home spaces for kids

Lounge furniture

If you have the space, set up a lounge area in your home where both kids and adults can relax. Include comfortable furniture like bean bag chairs, floor cushions, or a futon. Add some fun throw pillows and blankets for an extra cozy touch. Keep in mind that a kid’s beanbag chair can be different from a regular one. They are often smaller and have a child-proof zipper. This is the best option if you have kids because it will prevent them from opening the beanbag and spilling the beans everywhere. Additionally, you can determine an area of the house or apartment that can be “the lounge” so that everyone knows where it is and can easily find it. And, it’s always nice to have a designated space for relaxation.

Indoor activities

If you have some extra wall space, consider adding a climbing wall. This is great for upper body strength and kids will love it. You can buy pre-made panels or create your DIY version. Just make sure that the wall is securely attached to the studs in your wall and that there is enough padding at the bottom so no one gets hurt. You can even add a rope or netting to catch anyone who falls. For example, if you have an office with a lot of empty wall space, you could turn it into a home gym with a climbing wall. This would be a great way to get some exercise while also spending time with the kids.

Indoor swing

An indoor swing is another fun element you can add to your home. You can purchase a stand-alone swing or install one on your ceiling. Either way, it will provide hours of fun for both kids and adults. Just make sure that the swing is installed correctly and that there is enough clearance so no one gets hurt. Consider adding a cushion or pillow for extra comfort. You can also use the swing as a relaxation chair. Just sit back and enjoy the gentle swaying motion.

Play tent or teepee

For a fun indoor activity, set up a play tent or teepee in your living room or child’s bedroom. They can use it as a fort to play in or even take naps. If you want to get creative, make a themed teepee such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, dollhouse, etc. You can even buy ones that are already made with these themes. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, there are plenty of DIY tutorials online. All you need is some fabric and some dowels. You might be wondering how you, as an adult, can enjoy this. Well, you can use it as a reading nook or a place to meditate. It’s your space too!

Safe space for fun with pets

If you have pets at home, as well as children, you will need to accommodate both. Each needs a comfortable living space and a safe place to have fun. With pets you need to accommodate their beds and living quarters, and a safe space to keep their food and other accessories. If you have a dog or cat you may be able to fit a dog or cat flap in the door for them to access the garden safely. In the garden you will likely need to dog proof the fence to ensure your animal stays safely in the yard. If you fence in your garden space it means your kids have a protected space where they can play with the dog or cat in the open air.

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Most dogs need easy access to the outdoor space in a home, and it’s a fun activity for your kids too

Outdoor activities

A trampoline is a great way to add some fun to your home. It’s also a great way to get some exercise. Just make sure that you buy one that is the correct size for your space and that it is installed correctly. You don’t want anyone getting hurt. Additionally, consider adding a net around the perimeter of the trampoline for added safety. This will prevent anyone from falling off and getting injured.

Basketball hoop

If you have kids, they’re probably always asking to play basketball outside. But, what if it’s raining or snowing? You can still let them play basketball inside by installing a basketball hoop. Just make sure that you buy one that is the correct size for your space and that it is securely attached to the wall or ceiling. You don’t want anyone getting hurt.

Game tables

A ping pong table is another great way to add some fun home spaces for kids. It’s also a great way to get some exercise. Just make sure that you have enough space for the table and that it is set up correctly. You don’t want anyone getting hurt. Additionally, consider buying paddles and balls, so everyone can play. For example, you could set up a tournament with your family or friends.

  • A foosball table is another great way to add some fun to your home. It’s also a great way to get some exercise. Just make sure that you have enough space for the table and that it is set up correctly. You don’t want anyone getting hurt. Additionally, consider buying footballs, so everyone can play. For example, you could set up a tournament with your family or friends.
  • An air hockey table is another great way to add some fun to your home. It’s also a great way to get some exercise. Just make sure that you have enough space for the table and that it is set up correctly. You don’t want anyone getting hurt. Additionally, consider buying paddles and balls, so everyone can play. For example, you could set up a tournament with your family or friends.

Arcade games

If you want to add some fun to your home and personalize the space, consider adding some arcade games. There are many different types of games that you can choose from. Just make sure that you have enough space for the games and that they are set up correctly. You don’t want anyone getting hurt. Additionally, consider buying tokens, so everyone can play. For example, you could set up a tournament with your family or friends. 

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Creating safe outdoor spaces for kids to have fun is a great use of space

How to create fun home spaces for kids in summary

Adding any of the above-mentioned elements to your home will provide hours of fun for both kids and adults. Just make sure that they are installed correctly and that there is enough clearance so no one gets hurt. Also, consider buying additional accessories such as balls, paddles, or tokens, so everyone can play. And lastly, have fun!

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