Posts made in April 2020

Creating The Perfect Kids Playroom

With kids come toys. Lots and lots of toys! Every parent knows the struggle of having their living room converted into a playroom. Keeping the kids entertained and occupied versus keeping your house tidy and livable is a daily battle. But what if everyone could have their own space to enjoy? The ideal solution to this struggle is to have a dedicated playroom – an area where the kids can play happily, but without having every toy they own strewn throughout your house.

Turn your spare bedroom or a corner of the basement into a play space or improve the value of your home by adding a loft conversion or an extension to make a playroom the kids will love. Wherever you make room, use these tips for creating the perfect space.

  1. Storage, storage, storage
    Kids accumulate a lot of stuff, so it’s necessary to keep the place tidy by having ample storage, including shelves, toy boxes, and cupboards to tuck away their things.
  1. Floorspace
    You don’t want to overcrowd the room, leaving the kiddos with no room to spread out their things to play. The more floor space you can give them, the better.
  1. Comfy Space
    While the kids will love their own play area, they’ll also love their own chill-out zone. Bean bag chairs make the perfect spot to read a good book, play video games, or watch a favorite movie.

JM Construction/ JM Kitchen and Bath, your St. Charles kitchen and bath professionals, also specialize in whole home renovations. When you’re ready to give the kids their own play space, call on us to get the job done.


Designing A Home That Won’t Go Out Of Style

Everyone wants a home that will last through the years and hold up against both trends and time. Designing a home that will transition with you throughout the years and is eco-conscious – saving you time, energy, and money – is possible with the right planning.

  • #1 Keep It Simple
    Choosing a style that will last means keeping your design and style simple. For example, a minimalist look with neutral-tone walls is preferential over following trends.
  • #2 Make It Eco-Friendly
    Green homes are a trend that will never go out of style. While not everyone can upgrade to solar panels, there are plenty of low-budget solutions like a smart thermostat system, low-flow showerheads, or weathering-stripping doors and windows.
  • #3 Don’t Forget The Tech
    Smart technology is making our lives easier in many ways. You can ensure your family’s safety with remote alarm systems, there are voice-activated door locks and lights, plus you can even turn on your oven remotely.

Future-proofing your home isn’t only about eco-friendly choices and the newest gadgets. It’s about making smart choices for your future. Are you planning to have kids? Is there ample room as everyone grows and ages? Will the space work for you when you are older and have mobility issues? Can you work to lower your energy costs and your overall carbon footprint? These decisions will ensure your home serves you and your family for years to come. Contact JM Construction / JM Kitchen and Bath, home remodeling contractors in St. Louis, MO, when you’re ready to future-proof your forever home.