A Dutch door separates the kids' room from the stairs, while leaving the top section open so the parents and grandparents can still hear their kids playing. On the back wall, a "kid door" leads into the LEGO room, adding a touch of magic to this already cool space.
On afternoons and weekends, the multipurpose room is occupied by both boys and their playmates. Since young boys are known for rambunctiousness and running around endlessly, they're kept at bay safely thanks to a Dutch door installed at the room's entry. To keep the kids contained inside, the bottom half of the door usually remains closed while the top half remains open, allowing parents to keep an eye on the kids from a distance.
This adorable bedroom will score major points with all the littles with its blue sliding door entrance, happy hued bed linens and a sailcloth curtain behind which slumber party secrets were meant to be shared.
This amazing barn-style playroom is sleepover heaven. The 15' x 20' space houses six built-in bunk beds with ample room left over for games and entertainment. The design uses the original home's farmhouse background for style inspiration.
Your child can pretend to be a mountaineer in this playroom painted with peaks and valleys. Shelves provide ample space for organizing toys and books, and a table with small stools is the perfect spot for kids to create art or do puzzles. A door covered with chalkboard paint provides a reusable canvas, and a graphic blue rug hides the inevitable spills.
Pull a disappearing act with stunning rustic wooden doors. Interior glass doors visually divide rooms when needed but open when one large space is desired. And in a home with young kids, wooden doors are great for keeping grown-up parties from waking the little ones.
A wallpaper lion walks along a green chalkboard lawn in designer Lauren Liess's home. This activity center is a perfect small-space solution. Instead of taking up precious wall space, use the closet doors to make a chalkboard for the kids.
This traditional, felt advent calendar is the perfect addition to a child's bedroom door over the holidays. By using simple and inexpensive materials, each child can have a calendar of their own. Try to create different holiday-inspired shapes to form the background — a classic Christmas tree, snowflake, mitten or Santa Claus hat.
This playhouse provides a true retreat for kids with rough-sawn spruce wood making it a weather resistant space all their own. A large entrance provides easy access while a sliding corner door reveals a kid-size door as an easy extra exit. A wooden ladder leads to the second story loft above a fun chalkboard wall.
Nurture a child’s creativity with an enchanted castle playhouse. Kenarry Ideas for the Home designed this castle playroom in a small basement closet beneath the stairs. It’s the perfect playhouse that opens the door to a child’s imagination. Meanwhile, parents can shut the door to a playroom mess.