The Coolest Kid-Friendly Homes You’ve Ever Seen

Wall-Nuts

Got a budding Rembrandt in the family? Inspire her artistic urges with color-in wallpaper. Who wouldn’t want to grab a marker, crayon, or paintbrush and start filling in these irresistible squiggles? A 20-inch-wide, 32-ft.-long roll is $55, and patterns include Happy Bath Time, Doggie Doodles, and New York.

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Let it Snow!

Hey kids, are you cooped up for the winter? Lucky you! With an indoor playroom featuring lots of climbing toys and other energy-absorbing amusements, you won’t mind being housebound (and your dear parents won’t lose their sanity thinking of things for you to do). As shown, this beautifully designed playset is $11,430.

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Bringing Fun to New Heights

Rainy days and your rambunctious kids got you climbing the walls? Return the favor with a sturdy indoor climbing wall. A package of 40 screw-on climbing wall holds is about $40. Attach them to well-secured ¾-inch-thick plywood. For safety, position a beanbag chair or thick rubber mat under the wall.

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Sailing Away

This handcrafted pirate ship has 17 windows and peepholes, sail rigging, splinter-resistant composite decking, and cushioned benches that double as bunks for backyard sleepovers. It doesn’t take up that much room — it’s 18 ft. long and 11 ft. wide — but it does take a serious cash outlay: You’ll pay $52,000 to let your little ones re-enact Peter Pan.

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Jumpin’ for Joy

Trampolines are great energy-busters for kids, plus they teach coordination. An in-ground model ($1,525 for a 12-footer) with perimeter padding is safest and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Surround your trampoline with sod or soft mulch 3-4 inches deep. Home owners should verify that their insurance policies cover trampoline-related claims.

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Hop to It

It may be low-tech, but hopscotch has been entertaining kids for centuries. Let colorful hopscotch stepping stones turn your garden into a kid-friendly play space. Make your own by painting ordinary patio pavers ($2-$4 each) with exterior acrylic paints topped with a clear sealer.

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MORE FUN KID-FRIENDLY HOMES HERE

Call me today to find out how you can make your home more kid-friendly!

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