Home Improvement Fun With Your Kids

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Published May 21, 2016

Don't let being a parent deter you from completing home improvement projects. Instead of trying to keep the kids out of the way, consider including them in your projects. It can be a lot of fun and can teach your kids valuable skills.

Add a Splash of Color

One of the easiest projects for kids to help with is painting. It is also one of the most cost effective projects for the awesome impact it has on your home. A fresh coat of paint will make everything look new. Even young children can be taught to paint using rollers or paint brushes. They are a huge help when it is time to remove the painter's tape. Whether it is a wall or a piece of furniture, painting can be fun for everyone.

Replacing Doors

Replacing doors is easy when you have a little helper to steady the door for you. New doors can update the overall look of your home. Installing glass doors have added benefits. Glass doors that lead outside will allow your home to be flooded with beautiful natural light especially if you install stained glass film from a stained glass film manufacturer. You can also use these doors in between rooms to give the feel of openness with sound privacy. Considering these doors are much taller than your kids, they will have a huge sense of accomplishment when they look up and see them in place.

Planting Flower Beds

Children love to play in the dirt. Planting flower beds around your home will add instant curb appeal. You can count on all of the little hands in the home to help out. Teach your kids how to find the right plant for the amount of light that the flower bed area receives. Have fun shopping together for flowers, shrubs, and any other foliage appropriate for the flower bed. After planting, teach them how to water the plants regularly and how to remove the weeds. Your kids will learn to take pride in caring for something and you will have a beautiful yard.

Tile Work

Add pizzazz to your kitchen with a new tile backsplash or lay a new tile floor. Kids can easily help with a tile project because to them it is just like a puzzle. Be sure to let them know that they will need to work quickly and accurately for this project. Work alongside them so you can help smooth over any little misses. If you have a place to make a tile mosaic, the kids can really let their creativity shine.

Building Shelves

You can make all kinds of shelves with some wood, nails, wood glue, and a hammer. Young minds will love to design and build these with some help from you. You can add shelves to many different areas of your home to add value. Built-ins around a fireplace and extra shelving in a closet are two popular ways to incorporate permanent shelves in your home.

Your kids will love spending time with you doing these fun home improvement projects. Their confidence will soar with each new project. The skills they learn will come in handy throughout their life. You will increase your home's property value and your home's curb appeal as well. Best of all, the memories you create with them will last a lifetime for all of you.

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