Whether you are expecting your first baby or you are a seasoned pro when it comes to childrearing, it always seems that a traditional bedroom is never quite large enough as a nursery. Guy Solomon and his team can help you transform your unfinished basement into the nursery of your dreams with a few innovative and functional design ideas.
The Sleeping Area
When babies are very young, they spend much of their time sleeping. As such, it is important to provide a dark, comfortable area where your little one can enjoy uninterrupted sleep. Fortunately, a basement is a perfect location for this. To set your mind at ease, invest in a video baby monitor. This way, you can keep an eye on your bundle of joy even when you are upstairs.
Changing Table and Dressing Room
A changing table is another necessity when it comes to babies, so you can dedicate another part of your basement for changing and dressing. A fabulous design idea involves placing a large area rug in half of your basement with the sleeping area on one side and the changing and dressing area on the other. This way, you create a beautiful bedroom atmosphere and you do not have to go up and down the stairs to fetch diapers and clothes.
A baby does not require a full bathtub until he or she is well over a year old (or even older), so you can even install a small tub and sink combination in the basement to provide you with even more safety and convenience. You may choose to close off the baby’s bathing area and incorporate a separate heat source, too, so that you can keep baby safe and warm all through his or her bath.
The Rocking Chair
A rocking chair plays an important part in any nursery, too, as this is where mom and dad feed and rock the baby to sleep. A comfortable, plush rocker with a table and dimmable light nearby will quickly become your favorite retreat. Be sure to place it close to the crib so you can lay the little one down after he or she dozes off, and place a table nearby for storing bottles, burp cloths, and more.
A Safe Play Area
Although newborn babies do not really “play”, it is important for them to spend time on their tummies to help strengthen their muscles. Using a circular baby gate and a plush carpet, you can easily transform the other half of your basement (the one that you are not using as a bedroom and dressing area) into a playroom. The gate will keep baby safe, and you can use the area outside of the gate for storing toys, clothing, and other essentials.
If your upstairs bedrooms are not large enough to consider using as a nursery, Guy Solomon can help you transform your underground space into a nursery fit for a prince or princess. With some finishing, some paint, and the right flooring and accessories, it may even become your favorite room in your house.