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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Why Built-In Wardrobes Are Perfect for Your Child's Room

by Darlene Jenkins

Deciding on furniture for your child's room is always tricky. You need to consider safety, convenience, and design, while making sure you don't pick things they're going to grow out of too quickly. A wardrobe is an essential storage item, and there are so many options. Do you pick a canvas wardrobe? A simple metal rail? Just put all of their clothes in a chest of drawers? If you're stumped, then maybe it's time to consider a built-in wardrobe. These are a great investment with so many benefits for you and your child. Read on to find out why built-in storage rules.


If you're fitting a built-in wardrobe into a large area, don't feel that you have to be limited to storing clothes. Your wardrobe can be fitted with shelves and drawers that are great for storing toys, bedding and more. Keeping these items out of the way will make the room look tidier, while still keeping everything easily accessible. Items that your child will need regular access to can be placed on lower shelves, while things like bedding can be kept higher up for adult access.


Considering the future is always a good idea when choosing furniture for a child's room. Built-in wardrobes will endure for many years, and the different sections can simply be repurposed. Shelves that currently house toys could be perfect for make-up or sports equipment during the teenage years. Choose a wardrobe in a fairly neutral shade to ensure your child doesn't outgrow it. You can still personalize the item - just use removable stickers or hang fabric so that the design isn't permanent.


Built-in wardrobes can be made bespoke and fitted exactly to your child's room, so they're great for making use of awkward spaces like alcoves. You can fit plenty of clothes and shoes into areas that would otherwise be dead space. Since wardrobes can go right to the ceiling, they're a better option than drawers. The fact that you won't need to take up so much of the main room with other storage leaves more floor space for playing, which kids will love.


Unlike some traditional wardrobes and chests of drawers, built-in wardrobes are firmly attached to the walls. There's no risk of the wardrobe tilting or toppling over, so you can rest assured - especially if your child is going through a climbing phase. You should always check with the wardrobe supplier to ensure there are no parts that could pose a safety risk to your child.