Creating the Perfect Playground for Any Age Group

Creating the Perfect Playground for Any Age Group

Building a new playground requires planning, design and the right equipment. Whether you are planning a playground for toddlers or a fully equipped playscape for older children, having the right plans in place is key to pulling off a successful project.

Playgrounds for Toddlers

Playground design for young children is centered around large motor skills. Young children like to run, jump and climb and need structures that will assist them with this. Tires, sliding boards, stone structures and tunnels are perfect for young children. Sand and water tables are always a big hit, and the little ones will love to make new creations by mixing sand and water and building their own sandcastles. Toddlers and young children can get injured easily, so it is important to provide them with a soft surface that will cushion any falls.

Creating the Perfect Playground for Any Age Group

Playground Design for School Age Children

School age children are more active than their younger peers, but still need structures for climbing, jumping and exercise. Monkey bars, tires and slides are all great additions to your school age playground. Like smaller children, they also need soft mats to cushion falls. When you are planning to build a new playground, keep this in mind to ensure the safety of all of your children.

Fitness Playground Design

If fitness is the main purpose of your playground, there are several options that you can employ to create a play surface that is ideal for physical fitness. First, include bars that can be used for upper body fitness like pull up bars and hand grips. Incline benches allow for easy sit-ups and leg workouts. Sports equipment like nets, poles and artificial turf will make an excellent addition to your fitness playground.

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Designing Your Playground

Working with a landscape architect is the best way to design a playground that will meet the needs of all of your participants. Your final design will depend on a number of factors, from the amount of available space to the number of children you will need to accomodate. The designs for indoor playgrounds will vary from that of outdoor playgrounds, and your design architect will help you to determine your needs.

Whether you are creating a play area for toddlers or a gym space for adult exercisers, it is important to have the right structures in place to meet their needs. Find the right design elements and create your perfect playground today.

 

Influential Kitchen Design Elements

Influential Kitchen Design Elements

Influential Kitchen Design Elements

Achieving the kitchen design that fulfills your dream, involves choosing complementary and compatible influential design elements. As you make material choices, color choices and select design features, it’s important to consider what the combined result will look like. Each element will have a character all its own, but the character traits will need to combine in a visually appealing manner.

In general, a kitchen design will only feature one of each type of kitchen appliance. Although, people tend to focus on appliance choices, the appliances are actually a minor part of the overall kitchen design. Your kitchen will have numerous cabinets. That makes the cabinets one of the most prominent and noticeable features in the kitchen. With this thought in mind, you will want to seriously evaluate the style of cabinet you select, the door front designs and the cabinet hardware.

With the cabinets capturing the most attention in the kitchen, it seems logical that the counter tops are likely to be the next feature that people will notice in your kitchen. To achieve the most attractive design, you should select a counter top color that complements the finish on your cabinets. You may want to do a number of comparisons before making the final selection.

A kitchen makeover often involves replacing outdated flooring with a more trendy floor covering. When you begin browsing through flooring options, evaluate each option to determine how well it will complement your cabinets. You might want to look through some gallery photos to get an idea as to how directly connected your flooring choice is to your cabinets.

Lighting is a vital part of any kitchen design. You need to include lighting in areas where food is prepared such as over an island that serves as a work area and eating area. Adding a light above the sink is a convenience you will appreciate every day. Lighting can do more than serve as a functional aspect of your kitchen design. Adding lighting inside of a cabinet with glass front doors can enhance the overall ambiance of the kitchen. Lighting mounted under a cabinet also softens the atmosphere of the room.

As you begin choosing a design that will update your kitchen and increase its functionality, keep in mind how interconnected the elements of design are. Select compatible material and colors and incorporate lighting in the most advantageous way.

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