Few things are as life-changing as having a baby, and making all of the necessary preparations may seem overwhelming. While you don’t have to change your entire home, there are some home improvement projects that you should consider completing in the next nine months. As the leading Chicago remodeler, we have helped countless families get ready for a baby. Some of the most important projects to consider include:

  • Creating Extra Storage Space:  You’d be surprised how much stuff a small child requires and you’re going to need additional storage space for all of these items. Creating new storage space doesn’t have to be expensive, and can be completed in as little as one day.
  • Turn Your Spare Room Into a Nursery:  If you have the space already, converting your spare room into a nursery can be a quick and inexpensive project. Consider soft lighting, a fresh coat of a neutral color of paint and some practical items like a changing table, crib and rocking chair to complete your room.
  • Make Your Bathroom Safe:  There are a surprising amount of dangers lurking in your bathroom, so you might want to consider a bathroom remodel to ensure maximum safety. Homewerks offers tons of options so you can get the bathroom design you want with all the safety you need.

In addition to these larger remodeling projects, here are a few smaller safety precautions you should take:

  • Cover all unused electrical outlets with covers that a child cannot remove
  • Install baby gates
  • Add safety latches and locks to any areas where dangerous or hazardous chemicals and materials are kept
  • Make sure all wires and cords are out of reach
  • Store kitchen tools safely and install knob covers
  • Purchase bumpers for sharp edges and corners of furniture

Nothing brings as much joy to your life as a newborn baby, but having a child requires a lot of thought and planning. Contact Homewerks today to discuss remodeling your home before your baby arrives. Call today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable professionals about your Chicago remodel, or fill out our convenient online form for your free quote!