Monday, April 15, 2013

How to turn your Parent's Room from 'Blah' to 'Ooh La La'

Calling all shopping centre managers!

The time has come to say goodbye to the cold tiled walls, worn old chairs and threadbare curtains of your parent's rooms and hello to stylish, well-provisioned, modern rooms that will provide a warm and welcoming environment for weary parents to take a breather from all that shopping.

In many cases, you don't need a huge budget to make a few changes to your parents rooms. However, the investment you do make, can have a terrific impact on your centre.

The aim is to keep parents at the centre, spending money and keeping your retail tenants happy. If your parent's rooms are unwelcoming, smelly or lack the functionality parents have come to expect, they will simply go home.

So how do you go about revamping your parent's rooms with a little va va voom?

The first step is a visit to your centre. If your centre is not in Sydney, we can either provide you with a quote to come to you for the day, or we can work together using photos and videos that you provide to us.

Next we prepare a detailed, fully costed proposal for you, including a Vision Board so you can get a feel for how the room will work with colour schemes, play equipment and furnishings. Here's a sample:

Finally, we organise to have everything delivered to you, and in the case of flooring and murals, installed too. Everything else is easily fitted and/or installed by your maintenance crew. We can also make colour and surfacing recommendations on any structural work such as painting or cabinet-making for you to specify to your preferred contractors.

Easy peasy!

After 10 years in the business, we are in the best position to understand the specific needs of parent's room and how important it is for features to be durable and as theft-proof as possible!

Contact me to discuss your requirements. We will prepare a fully costed proposal to match your budget. Tel: (02) 9984 0769  Email:

I look forward to helping you create a fabulous space!

PS. Check out our parent's room 'Before' and 'After' pics here . . .

Child Friendly Solutions has been assisting Australian retailers with in-store play solutions for 10 years including Big W, K-Mart, Westpac, Toyota and Forty Winks. You can find Child Friendly Solutions Play Panels, Play Tables and other play equipment, as well as lots of information on becoming a child friendly retailer, at