When you have kids in the house, you can’t help but worry about what they are up to and how safe they are, especially when you are not watching over them. Kids care more about fun than safety, thus you cannot take any chances on their safety. After all, it is you who will run around seeking solutions when make messes or get injured.
One of the items you can consider is the sofas. Kids enjoy playing on couches while in the living room and they are terrible at maintaining them clean. They will spill drinks on them, drop food items and sit on them with dirty clothes, and step on them with dirty feet or shoes. No matter how many times you advise them otherwise, it always happens. To minimize your pressure and keep them comfortable at the same time, purchase leather sofas of high quality that are sturdy and easy to clean. If you have to choose slip covered sofas, then look for stain resistant fabric that will be easy to clean as well.
Another thing to specially consider is your coffee tables and cabinets. It is not advisable to buy sharp edged furniture for your home when you have kids who are learning to walk. Sharp edged furniture is hazardous, very painful when a person runs themselves against its corners, and it can cause serious injuries. As an alternative, go for round and oval shaped tables and cushion them on the top if possible to make them blunt, and blunt edged cupboards. This way, if your kids get very rough, the risk for injuries will be less. Keep off cupboards because they can easily fall on your kids, but if you have to buy them, make sure they are very heavy and installed in rooms where kids do not frequent.
The type of floor you select is also essential. The most suitable type of floor to have when you have kids is one which is slip resistant, easy to clean, and warm. Hardwood floors are not difficult to clean, but one can easily slide on them when they have their socks on. Concrete floors can be cleaned easily too, but they get very cold sometimes. Try carpet tiles because they are easy to clean, slip resistant, and warm on the feet.
When you have kids at the crayons stage, your walls will be a source of stress. But, you can coat your walls with an easy to clean type of paint in areas where the kids frequent a lot or install chalkboards on the walls to make both you and your kids happy. Again, kids will always find ways to get on your nerves, regardless of the many times you warn them to do stuff. Be smart!