Baby Girl Nursery Ideas
Baby Girl Nursery Ideas – Adding an Extension to your Home for your Baby’s Nursery
Having a nursery constructed from scratch is not a simple task. The work that goes into a home extension like this is really something that can only be handled by professionals, and it’s important that the work is handled efficiently. There are a lot of things that can go wrong if you don’t take the time to create a proper plan to help keep things going smoothly. To avoid these issues, sitting down to draw out a plan for how you’re going to have the nursery built is very important. It can help with every step of the process from construction to customization.
Finding a Contractor
When you want to have a nursery extension built, the first step you’ll have to take is to find a qualified contractor. It’s preferable to find a contractor who has experience with building nurseries, but it’s not a huge problem if you can’t find one. The biggest concern here is that you find a contractor who is qualified to do the work. This means finding a contractor who has a list of satisfied clients. It also means finding a contractor who is licensed to operate in your state and who is insured to an appropriate level. These should be your biggest concerns when looking for a contractor.
Choosing a Layout
The layout for a nursery doesn’t have to be too fancy, but that doesn’t mean that no deliberation is required. There are a lot of things that should be taken into account when designing the layout of your nursery and many of these things won’t be issues until the nursery is built. The best thing to do here is to approach the layout in steps that address specific issues one at a time. This way, you can make sure that every aspect of your new nursery is as perfect.
The first thing you need to do is figure out what kind of efficiency concerns you want to build into the room. For example, you should think about whether you want to have energy efficient windows installed and what type of insulation you want to go with for the room. You should also consider ways to efficiently link the new room to your existing HVAC system so that there are no temperature concerns in the room. The size of the room relative to the rest of the house is an important aspect as well. The room shouldn’t be that big since a larger room will be harder to heat evenly than a smaller one.
The next thing you need to think about is what type of hardware you’re going to have installed in the room and where you’re going to put it. Think about where you want to put your electrical outlets, where you want to put the thermostat and where you want to put any light fixtures. Electrical outlets should be kept at waist-level to protect your child as he or she grows to the age of crawling. This extra height will protect them from accidental, dangerous shocks.
You should also make a space for a high-efficiency thermometer in the room. Babies are very sensitive to extreme heat and extreme cold. When you install a sensitive thermometer, you will be able to more accurately control the temperature of your baby’s room so it never gets too hot or too cold. If you have a single-thermometer HVAC system, consider making the single thermometer the one in the baby’s room. This way, the HVAC system will be reliant upon the exact temperature in the baby’s room and not the ambient temperature of the whole house.
Many parents are worried about the potential dangers of VOCs, or “Volatile Organic Compounds” in paint. A VOC is a aerosol chemical that is emitted by paint as it dries and even for months after it dries. Anyone can smell these compounds after a room is freshly painted. They generally refer to the odor as the “fumes” the paint emits while it dries. Unfortunately there are studies that link these compounds to respiratory illnesses and even cancers. Since newborns are so sensitive to environmental contaminants, it only makes sense to avoid paints that contain VOCs entirely.
Putting it All Together
In the end, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when you are building a nursery for a new baby. While this can be a stressful and trying time, it should also be an exciting one. After all, it’s important to remember what you’re going through all of this trouble for. That empty space that was once just a wall will soon be transformed into the room your new baby calls home. This is definitely a goal that is worth a little time and effort to create the perfect nursery for your baby.