How to create the perfect teenage retreat in your backyard
Do you ever feel like your teenagers are taking over your house?
Even just a little bit?
Maybe just one room, or a little bit of every room?
There is a solution! You can have your space – and your sanity – back in a few quick easy steps!
Enter the Teenage Retreat. (applause). A new trend is emerging for teen-friendly spaces where your children can both spend time alone and hang out with their friends. The perfect space for teens to relax.
Here are 5 key guidelines for creating the perfect Teenage Retreat:
A motivated, happy teenager (and a better life) are just a few clicks away.
1. Get your teen involved
“The aim is to create a space they love spending time in” says Kate Abdou from Kate Abdou Design. “Teenagers are stepping into their independence and they are maturing, so it’s a good idea to give them some input – within reason, of course.”
Having your teenagers input will make them feel valued and appreciated, and it will also invoke a sense of ownership – it becomes their little space, so they know they have to look after it!
2. Keep it separate
As your teenager develops into adulthood, a natural desire for independence will make them seek their own space.
A teenage retreat that is separate from the house is the perfect answer to this.
By giving your teen their own retreat, you help to foster the sense of identity and independence your teen will need as they transition into adulthood.