Kids grow up fast. In 18 months’ time, your little newborn will be walking on their own, and will need a proper bedroom. Therefore, you should start planning how to convert your nursery into a toddler’s room. Home remodeling contractor Marcela Montoya Remodeling shares tips on how to do so.
Switch Out the Crib to a Toddler Bed
Switching out the crib to a proper bed is the most significant change you’ll have to make, and you have two options to do it. The first is to convert the crib. If the crib has a removable rail kit, then it’s just a matter of switching out the rails with a low safety rails. Some cribs also have convertible legs, which makes it safer for your child to get in and out of bed.
The other option is to buy a freestanding toddler bed. Choose one that’s the same size as the crib, so you can use the same mattress. After switching them out, simply replace the sheets and add more pillows. You can disassemble the crib and keep it in storage, in case you’re planning on having another child.
Repurpose the Changing Table Area
Just like in kitchen remodeling, you need to make the most out of every area. Hopefully your child will have grown out of using diapers by this age, which means you can make use of the changing table area. The diaper storage space can be used to store toys, sheets, and spare blankets. Make sure some or all of it has one or more drawers with locks for storing small items that can be swallowed, as well as items that require adult supervision to use, such as scissors and crayons. Alternatively, consider switching out the changing table to a low-set activity table and chairs.
Maximize the Floor Space
Your child will need a lot of space to move around, so maximize the open floor space as possible. Remove all clutter, organize toys at one corner and orient your storage space so it makes use of vertical space. It can also help you put things you would put in locked drawers safely out of reach. Install an anchor bracket at the top so the shelves stay upright all the time.
Need a remodeling expert for your nursery or bathroom remodel? Give Marcela Montoya Remodeling a call at (954) 210-7111 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas.