Spruce up indoor play areas! When you have kids at home, harsh winter weather can mean more playtime indoors. Be prepared for cries of “I’m bored!” With a bit of reorganizing and a few simple purchases (like a giant roll of paper and fresh markers) you can make your same old space feel like new. A dedicated playroom is a treat for your children and an asset for you – no need for their toys to spill over into adult space. This is a place where kids can be kids, free to be creative, imaginative and, yes, messy. That said, a playroom doesn’t have to be a pit. This space should work hard, function well and look good, too. It should be creative, not chaotic; child-friendly, but welcoming to any passing adult.