When remodeling your home, it’s important to think of how the remodel will affect your children or pets. There are many new and innovative ways to make your kitchen, bathroom, and living spaces more comfortable and accessible for your family. Continue reading for a few pet-friendly and kid-friendly home remodeling ideas.
Easy Access To Dishes
While some areas of the kitchen are not safe for toddlers, it’s a good idea to allow your kids to participate in family dinners when they are old enough. Setting the table, for example, is a great place to start! Store dishes in a drawer with a peg-board bottom so kids can reach the plates and set the table by themselves.
Your dog or cat needs a dedicated feeding station, and that often looks like a food and water bowl in the kitchen. However, this setup doesn’t work for every home, as the bowls may end up in the middle of high-traffic areas of your kitchen and get in the way. One way to fix this problem is to build a dedicated feeding station under the counter or beneath cabinets during a kitchen remodel. The little nook allows your pet to continue eating in the kitchen, but you’ll never trip over the bowl again!
Bring Nature Indoors
Bringing nature has benefits for both kids and pets, as living plants are important for mental well-being. Do some research on plants that are suitable for your children (based on their ages), but succulents, Aloe vera, spider plants, and more make great indoor plants. It’s also essential for kids and dogs to have space to explore outdoors, so remodeling the back of your home with windows or a porch/deck area will have many benefits for the whole family.
Growing Family Remodeling
Smith and Son’s offers everything from interior to exterior remodeling, including custom home remodeling! If you have a custom house in mind to transform your existing home into a place that suits your growing family or growing older, we can help completely change up your home to meet your needs. The Smith and Son’s team is very experienced in performing ADA-compliant work so that your home is accessible to everyone in the family.
Home Remodeling from Smith & Son’s Contracting
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.