Tara Deans, Raleigh Studio Manager
Baby, it is cold outside! This time of year, the changing weather drives children indoors to play. A well-designed playroom can keep them happy and entertained during the winter months and with Ashton Woods, you can design your bonus room, game room, or basement to be their dream play space.
Pictured below, is Raleigh’s Holding Village, Summerside model. This house has an awesome space to play! In this large room, bookshelves define two separate spaces. I love how the shelves create the two different areas while maintaining the open feeling. The unique shelves are both an interesting design element and functional storage space. In the first area, you can see the art stations for your little artists to design their own space. They can create their art right on the wall with chalk, or use paper and paints with the easel. Past the bookshelves is the lounge, with the perfect sectional for reading, playing a board game or watching a movie.
Don’t forget fun furnishings! Try a ceiling swing like this one, a bean bag, tee-pee, or a reading window seat in your space. These perfectly-sized tables allow kids to chill out and create!
When designing a play space, bright lighting is essential. When it gets dark early in the fall and winter, multiple light sources keep a room bright and happy, like with these recessed cans and the hanging fixture. This room also has several windows to let in natural light. Durable, engineered-hardwood flooring in the light color seen here helps the room feel bigger and makes for easy clean up.
Visit Pinebrook Hills, an Ashton Woods community in Raleigh, NC.Who doesn’t love a basement for the kids? They can be loud and you can be sane. Design your room with a built-in engaging game like shuffle board, pool, foosball, darts, skeeball, ping pong or arcade games. This is a perfect party place for your tween, teen, or you! I love rooms that can get my kids communicating and having fun without technology and these old-school games do just that.
Visit Harmony, an Ashton Woods community in Houston, TX.Our team of expert designers in The Studio by Ashton Woods have so many ideas to help you personalize a home that includes all of your happy spaces and ones for your kids too!