It is important for spaces to grow and change along with my family. I’m happiest when spaces are fully functional. Here are a few playroom renovation ideas based on our recent playroom upgrade. This post includes affiliate links, which when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide this site with a small commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Since my triplets share a room, we’ve also created a playroom for them. This enables them to spread out a bit more and have more personal space. Over the years, the room became a place to place toys that were either large or too hard to organize. Last year, I realized that the room was truly not functional at all. We spent the past year organizing almost all other areas of our home and making sure that they were as functional as possible. Yet we had completely neglected the playroom.
The boys have the responsibility of cleaning the playroom, but with no organization systems in place, they often found it difficult. In January, renovating the playroom placed as a Top 5 2022 goal. It’s March, and I’m excited that we’ve completed it! I believe we now have excellent systems in place that will allow the playroom to grow with the boys during their elementary, pre-teen, and teen years.
Playroom Renovation Ideas that We Implemented
Issue: No Storage System for Legos or Hot Wheels
With 3 boys, Lego building blocks and Hot Wheels accumulate quickly. These (along with Nerf Guns) are their favorite toys at this stage in life. We didn’t have a great way for the boys to organize or store their Legos or Hot Wheel cars. We had assorted small bins all over the playroom previously, but these weren’t functional. We all bins with the Kallax double cube organizer from Ikea. This organizer went above and beyond what I had imagined! The bins (also purchased from Ikea specifically for the Kallax unit) held a large amount of building blocks and cars. We were able to use the unit for dress-up clothes, Playmobile toys, and action figures.
The Kallax double unit, placed horizontally, almost single-handedly resolved all of our playroom storage issues.
Issue: Better Organization for Electronics
Our router, modem, printer, and video games are also in the playroom. Since they were all added at different phases, each one had sort of been piece-meal placed in the room. We began renovating this area by getting rid of an old, unfunctional wooden storage system that was falling apart. We mounted the TV on the all and added a video game shelf underneath. A single Kallax shelf in the corner now holds the printer, modem, router, and video game accessories.
While a few Ikea pieces took care of almost all of our organization issues, we fixed up a few cosmetic issues in the room, as well. Here are the other renovations that we completed that made the room great!
- Upgrading the hooks on the DIY Nerf Gun Wall
- Adding a large basket for Nerf Gun accessories
- Repair of sheet rock
- Paint- We used Toasty Gray from Behr.
- I wanted to keep a well-loved Pottery Barn table. The boys like it for playing Legos or drawing. However, the legs are quite wobbly. I plan to keep it as long as it will last.
- Brighter LED lighting