The arrival of a first baby means for most couples that they need to reconfigure a room of their house to become the nursery. But before that step, I think there is a more important step to take. Baby gears require space in several rooms of your home from the bathroom, to the kitchen and up to the living room. In fact, I realized that you need to reevaluate the design of all the rooms in your house to make sure that they are baby friendly.
The first logical step seems to declutter your home. Then, you can evaluate how much free storage space you have and assess if you need to update or add some furniture. Think about efficient storage systems to keep the clutter under control. If you make sure that everything has its place, it will be easier to maintain a neat and stylish home after the birth of your baby.
What are My Other Plans
I know that my plan can change; it already did a few times. As we speak, I plan to have the walls repainted once I de-cluttered my space. Brighten the wall colors would be good for the morale. After I found the missing furniture, I will update the accessories to be more cheerful and fun. And that includes the baby gears that are always in sight, like the highchair. They are many steps that lead to a baby friendly home. You get there one task at a time.
+ photo: Living etc. Nov. 2010 issue – photo research by Nicola Rowe