One question that is always constant in many parents' mind is, "How do I give my children the play space they need, without giving up my entire home?" Katharine Whittemore writes about one family's take and solution over at Wondertime magazine. When Anne and John Murdock decided to convert their dining room into a playroom for their children, Max and Ruby, they put a lot of thought into what their end result would be and how they would go about doing it. Anne and John gave six tips for making a room that works for you and your children. Here are a few of them: • Start with a big and bold craft table. - Anne bought a plain door from The Home Depot, and had some Plexiglas cut that would fit the top of the table which then rests on two sets of drawers.
• The rug in the room must be wipeable. Anne recommends, InterfaceFLOR carpet squares which can be wiped up and cleaned immediately.
• Keep supplies for the craft table in paint cans, instead of coffee cans. They are sturdier and can hold more supplies. To read more tips and the entire article, visit Wondertime's Web site. What about you? Have you converted one of your rooms into a play/art room? What was one tip you would definitely recommend to everyone?