Home Projects for the Growing Family!

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Renovating your home for your growing family is an excellent opportunity to refresh areas of your living space you may have neglected in the past. Projects that make a space more functional for you and your loved ones are essential to happiness in the home. There are many home projects you can take on to accommodate a new addition to your family. Here are just a few to get you started!

Add creative storage

As your family grows, the amount of space for belongings dwindles. It can be hard to manage the clutter of household items when you have no room left to put them. Think of the dreaded junk drawer, or how mail can pile up on the counter instead of going right into the trash. It can be hard to keep up with items around the house—on top of your other daily tasks— if they’ don’t have a designated place.

A great way to create extra space without adding on square footage is to incorporate new ways to organize your items. A popular style currently seen in many homes are cubbies in a mudroom. This would be perfect for your growing family to have a designated area for coats, shoes, and bags.

Another great option is built-in shelves and cabinets. These are perfect for storing your little’ one’s toys, clothes, and other miscellaneous belongings. While these are just a few ideas, there are plenty of ways to create more space in your home.

Update Your Kitchen

You may be thinking, “why should I update my kitchen?” It can be easy to overlook the kitchen. Maybe it’s because it’s the most popular room in the home and you use it all the time, or possibly because we tend to think that one-size-fits-all. Either way, your family will benefit from more space to store food, dishware, and appliances; as well as more space for entertaining and function in your daily lives.

Before leaping into any home remodeling project,’ you should complete research on your project to ensure your results meet your expectations. Utilize resources to find the cost to remodel your kitchen, receive multiple quotes from professionals, and base your plans and budget on the needs of you and your family.

Renovating your kitchen may sound like a large home improvement project that you may not be willing to take on. But in the long run, your family will thank you. If it’s not already, changing your kitchen to create an open floor plan is a great idea. An open floor plan will provide you with the ability to work while your children spend time in the adjacent room and still in your line of sight.

As your family grows, that can mean, more birthdays to celebrate, more mouths to feed, and more individuals to gather for holidays and celebrations. You can add a breakfast nook or island, so there is more seating with the ability to have all of your loved ones in one space.

Change up the decor

If you’re thinking of a project that is less invasive, refreshing your home with new decor can be a perfect way to accommodate your growing family. A large table for entertaining and family meals is an excellent option because you can surround yourself with your loved ones all in one space.

Walls can quickly become dirt magnets, and with little ones running around, they can quickly transform into a mess. Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint will not only revamp a room but provide you with easy-to-maintain walls that are resistant to scrapes and stains.

Changing your decor is also an excellent opportunity to implement safety features throughout your home to allow yourself some peace of mind. A checklist by age is an excellent resource for you to use as a way to double-check you have all your bases covered. A few easy ways to incorporate safety into your redecorating are:

  • Place latches on doors and drawers.
  • Install outlet protectors and hide power strips.
  • Remove window-blind cords or opt for cordless blinds altogether.
  • Secure furniture that has the potential to tip or fall.

No matter the size of your family, these tips are a great way to make your home more functional for you and your loved ones.


  1. These are all such great suggestions. I am really interested in DIY organizational activities. I am really working on this area of my life. Thank you for sharing

  2. I know you are so right about organization! I remember when our kids started to move out of our house, I couldn’t believe the junk they left behind!! I kept thinking of all the space they could have had if they only cleaned out the junk and reorganized! Of course, that was really thoughtful of them to leave it here for us to get rid of!! Plus your tip about a fresh coat of paint helped to make the room look bigger and brighter! This was definitely pin worthy! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I could really use some more decorating in my home. These are some great suggestions. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. I love the ideas. We had everything organized until, we moved in with my MIL to help her through an illness. After she passed away, we moved back into our home and we still have things in tubs. I need to just start getting rid of some things and start living again. I do want to re-do my kitchen. I want to take the top off my island and put a smaller top on it. I can then take the old top and put some cabinets under it and make a large table for my quilting room. Thanks for the tips and inspiration to get me going again.

  5. Have just bought a new house so there's so many things I need to do.

  6. Great suggestions you have here! We certainly need to create extra space in our 1208 sq ft condo!

  7. I love these ideas and appreciate your advice! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for the great info and ideas.

  9. storage is a big one for us

  10. The addition of more storage is a big home project consideration for us.