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Being a family with kids and having to do a major renovation on your home can be very tasking for the parents and unsettling for the kids, especially if they are still very young.
The parents have to think about the safety of the kids, and the emotional, physical, and mental effects of the renovations on the kids. Also, about how their routine will be disrupted and how angry they can get during this period.
We have seen how these renovation projects can seriously affect the parents and we’ve decided to discuss Patrick Ryan McCann tips on renovating with kids around the house.
The following tips and tricks can make the renovations a lot easier for both parents and kids. So, if you are a parent with beautiful young kids, planning to embark on your home renovations, or presently on renovations, these tips can help you navigate this period properly.
Let them make small decoration decisions
Having your kids around means a lot to you and them. “Letting them make small decisions makes them feel they are part of the process and helps them understand the process even more,” says Patrick McCann.
Allow them to do some little paintwork with you.
Be it wall designs or brick painting, having your kids help you with them is important. Patrick Ryan McCann discussed that doing the paintwork with your little kids helps develop more personal time with them, it also helps to increase the bond between you. And that makes them understand you more and causes you less stress afterward.
Have a kid-friendly space for them to play
There would be a lot of restraining them moving around the house, so you need to have a space that is safe for them to play.
Patrick McCain suggests that this space should have most of their play stuff and the TV, as you would not want to take away TV from your kids during this time.
Make it known
Tell the people in your kid’s life, like their teachers, their friends, their uncles, and aunts, about your renovation.
“Telling the people in your kid’s life about your renovations will help them understand what you are going through and in turn, they will be less harsh to both you and your kids” Patrick Ryan McCann had advised.
Make the renovations fun and likable for them.
Making them part of the renovations, allowing them to make little decisions, and involving them in some safe renovation activities make the whole renovation fun for them.
Patrick McCain suggests that you can have them draw out plans with your help for the builders, you can buy mini equipment for them and have them play builder in the garden which is a safer place.
Introduce them to the builders
Having your kids know the builders can help your kids feel at home with the builders around working and also help the builder to always acknowledge the presence of little kids around when they are working to work safely.
Patrick Ryan McCann advised that your kids should know your builders by name, and most likely they might share an interest in the same thing or even have their kids become friends.
Make use of the parks, museums, cafes, and other outdoor centers
Since your house is a mess of tools and equipment, you can have your lunch at that Cafe you’ve always wanted to go to with your family, or you can decide to take the kids out to their favorite park during a major tearing down.
“Going out with family during a renovation helps everyone. The builders have less to worry about, you have less to worry about, spend more time with your kids, and your kids are happy” Patrick Ryan McCann stated.
Time your renovation around the beginning of the summer break
Patrick Ryan observed that if your renovation starts when the summer breaks begin, you could move your kids to your sibling’s place or your parents while the heavy renovations occur. By the time they get back, the major renovation period has passed by.