Make Play Areas Greener and Safer
Laundry meets playroom
From the playroom to the bedroom (and even the backyard), there are easy ways to make your home kid-friendly and environmentally safe.
This joint laundry/playroom is a great combined space for parents and kids. Bright blues and greens enliven the room. The pale green nontoxic laminate veneer is by
It's all in the details
Cabinets conceal a water- and energy-frugal front-loading washer and dryer from GE. The floor is engineered bamboo. Cobalt blue recycled-glass knobs match the lava-stone tile counter.
For recyclable wall decor in the older child’s room, we used Wallcandy Arts “Dottlicious” stickers of various sizes from giggle.com.
A healthy touch
Add personality with personalized wainscot. The blue and green stripes are painted with low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint.
Green thumb (and more)
A small outdoor space means every inch must count, so we made sure there was a variety of activity zones, including raised planting beds, a sandbox, and a compact flagstone patio.
Circular stepping "stones" and a semicircular mini deck made of
rot-resistant Trex, a composite wood, punch up the design of a small outdoor space.
The play yard walking surface is a mulch made of shredded brown-toned recycled tires by Grubble Products.
Tumbled dark and light blue recycled glass from Building Resources makes a colorful mulch.