Getting kids to help out around the house is generally a good thing. Even though home improvement projects might seem more dangerous than regular chores, even young kids can still help out during your renovation.
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A word of caution: It depends on your kids' capabilities, of course, and their ability to follow your instructions. You can't just give a young kid a power drill or a sledgehammer and walk away. But there are a surprising number of project tasks they can tackle with or without your supervision.
Realty Times recommends, for example, painting walls, pulling up carpet and other dismantling tasks, removing wallpaper, and even laying down wood floors (working next to you) or placing mosaic tiles for the kitchen backsplash.
Speaking from experience having helped my dad out with home repairs, it's empowering for the kids. Plus, the less wallpaper you have to tear down yourself, the better.
Renovating with Your Kids: Projects You Can Do Together [Realty Times]