Recent Children's Rooms Articles


Upgrade a Bedroom From Big Kid Room To Teen Hangout

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 22, 2017

Where does the time go? When you're expecting a new bundle of joy, you spend so much time, effort and money creating the perfect space to welcome them. You spend crazy money on cribs...


Inspiring Ideas for Redoing Kids' Rooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 15, 2015

Decorating a child's room should be easy -- a splash of pastel color, a few posters of baby animals, a bed, and the biggest toy chest your local FAO Schwarz boutique has on offer --...

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8 Treehouses to Envy

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 10, 2013

Treehouses are pretty much the aspiration of every kid, and no wonder; there's something about them that makes them feel like a magic, private clubhouse. Many kids who grew up around...

This picture of a climbing wall in a lodge is what dreams are made of. Photo by gshowman/flickr.

Guidelines for Building a Bouldering Wall at Home

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 12, 2013

Building a bouldering wall at home requires planning, possible engineering help, power tools, and a good friend or two to help (or a good carpenter). Planning: You'll need to find a...

Tree house fort Photo: Danny Sullivan/flickr

Building the Ultimate DIY Fort

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 07, 2013

There is no point in life in which forts cease to be fun. Take almost any activity that you do in your living room: Place it in a fort, and that activity becomes 200% more fun. For...

This person turned his garage into a photography studio. (Photo: Illusive Photography/Flickr)

Ten Fabulous Uses for a Garage

Posted by Cris Carl | Dec 19, 2012

Garages: they’re not just for cars anymore. Last year I wrote an article about making over your garage if you wanted to have a garage band. I started thinking afterwards that...

Here are the basics for starting a home-based day care center. (Photo: Jeremy Doorten/

Prepping Your House for an In-Home Day Care Center

Posted by Cris Carl | Aug 01, 2012

While there are many practical and legal considerations to having a day care in your home, nearly all are “not unreasonable. It’s a lot of hoops to jump through, but as...

Creating a Mudroom Without Remodeling

Posted by Linda Merrill | Jan 03, 2012

A mudroom is a wonderful thing, particularly for families with children. As a staging place for coming and going, a dedicated mudroom helps keep snow and mud off of good carpets while...