Having kids is amazing. They do cute things. They get excited about things that don't require a lot of effort. Most importantly, they give you thousands of hours’ worth of free labor.

The value of these little tykes in chores alone is inestimable, but where they really shine is home improvement help. Most household tasks and home improvement projects are easily adaptable to children of almost any age. Here's your list of home improvement projects you can do with the kids.


Painting is easily the worst home improvement project available. It's boring and messy, and depending on the height of your ceilings, can put serious strain on the upper body. With kids, however, your job is virtually limited to taping and tarping. once the prep work is done, you just hand them rollers and commence your new role as foreman.


If there's one thing kids love, it's helping you build something incredible. They believe this is the work of superheroes, and they want nothing more than to get in on the action. Unfortunately for them, their actual job closely resembles sanding, because the young ones are in charge of sanding. Older children may graduate to painting and eventually sewing upholstery, but for now their little hands are needed for more tedious tasks.


Even the youngest of the young can be trusted to measure and mark your cuts. Whether you're building a piece of furniture or a shed in the back yard, after only a little practice, your workflow will begin to improve, and even better, you'll be having way more fun.

Having a hand in maintaining the home can give your kids a sense of accomplishment and responsibility, not to mention it prepares them for the little projects life will throw at them from time to time. Get them started early and you and they will reap the rewards for years to come.