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The Work Needed To Make A Child’s Room Safe And Comfortable

Every house room has a particularity, especially a child’s room. Indeed, the needs of your toddler are more demanding. His room serves as a place to rest, play and work. But for all his activities to go well, the child must feel comfortable and safe. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you should do to make your child’s room a favorite place.

In the bedroom

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First of all, it is important to secure the most important part of your child’s room: the bed. For newborns and very young children, if you want to install a bed with bars, make sure that the gap is no more than 6.5cm to prevent them from getting their heads stuck. You can also add a bed rail to prevent your child from climbing out of bed or simply to avoid falls the first few nights they sleep in a single bed.

For lighting, avoid bedside lamps and other fixtures that include wires. Use wall sconces to prevent your child from playing with the wires and dropping the lamp on himself. Finally, protect your windows. First, don’t install any storage boxes, chairs, or other supports that can be easily climbed on to access the windows. Second, secure your openings with window blocks. They keep your windows from slamming shut and prevent children from opening them. Practical, especially if the room has sliding window doors.

Secure the electrical system

All bedrooms should have enough outlets to meet the needs of their occupants. However, the electrical installations in an adult bedroom and a child’s bedroom, especially a toddler’s, should not be identical. Indeed, at this age, the child begins to discover his environment and can’t help but touch everything around him.

So you can understand why you have to be very careful with the electrical installation in his room, and there are specific electrical installation standards for that. Thus, it is required, for example, that :

    • The sockets are provided with protection (covers or shutter)
    • The control device of the ceiling lighting point must be located between 0.90 and 1.3m from the floor
    • The wires of the electrical appliances are embedded in the wall; otherwise, protective wall plates must be used.

In addition, you should avoid putting power strips and extension cords in the children’s room to reduce the risk of electrocution. Of course, you should also consider the plumbing in your child’s bathroom if it has it.

Choosing the right wall and floor coverings

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Children spend most of their time playing in their rooms. This is often very physical play. As a result, the walls and floor of their room are likely to deteriorate faster. But you can avoid this by choosing appropriate and safe wall and floor coverings.

We advise you to choose coverings according to the following criteria:

    • Resistance to stains, impacts, wear and tear and easy to maintain
    • Anti-slip and anti-mite
    • Flexible
    • Aesthetic
    • Good thermal and phonic insulation
    • Affordable price
    • The coverings that best meet these criteria are, in our opinion, laminate flooring, PVC carpeting, and plant fiber.

Think storage and decoration

After thinking about the various functional works, it is time to plan what type of storage would be suitable for the child’s room. Obviously, the first point to consider is the type of opening of the storage furniture. For example, it would be easier for a child to open a sliding wardrobe than the classic one, given the small amount of strength to invest.

On the other hand, it is preferable to opt for built-in furniture to offer more space to the child. In addition, this style of furniture improves the decoration of his room thanks to its very modern and minimalist aspect. But when it comes to decorating, it’s also best to ask your child’s opinion. When it comes to a baby’s room, you can ask for advice from your family and friends to help you search for ideas for its decoration.

Find professionals near you

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Are you afraid that you can’t do the work alone? If so, turn to electrical, siding, and decorating specialists. However, instead of using different specialists, you can use one company that does all these jobs. Not only does it have several experts in electrical and plumbing installation, but also siding installation. She also offers high-quality custom-made furniture that can be used for storage and decoration in your child’s room.

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