Trying to strike the right balance between elegant home design and family-friendly living is enough of a challenge.
But what if you want to create a truly awesome space for your kids?
One that makes the typical backyard jungle gym look like an also-ran or creates a bedroom or play space that activates their imagination.
You are only limited by your own imagination - and by your wallet - as proven by these amazing spaces.
In this sprawling $10 million California compound, a mix of elegant adult décor and creative kid spaces merge.
The kids bunk room is far from traditional, with sleeping areas made from boats.
Boats not your thing? Create a treehouse bedroom inside "complete with climbing ropes, ladders, swings and all kinds of hidden storage spaces."
Or, how about a castle bedroom, constructed with lightweight concrete to create "a built-in bed, top bunk, slide and a built-in desk area."
Beasley & Henley Interior Design
See more outrageous kids rooms here or check out this video.
Who needs a staircase? Not your kids. If you're remodeling your home, it's not difficult to incorporate a slide next to your staircase, like in this home that was featured in Huffington Post's Top 10 Kid-Friendly Homes. You might even find yourself choosing to slide instead of climb.
A climbing wall is another fun way to give kids the freedom and activity they crave.
Michaelis Boyd Associates: 95A Oxford Garden
For the artist in the family, this color-in wallpapermight fit the bill.
Who needs a boring old grassy lawn when you can have a miniature golf course?
Shanachie Greens, Inc.
You'd have to travel to Athens, Greece to see this 376-square-foot tree house that is so loaded with “high-tech gadgets” that it's known as "James Bond's HQ” (but the trip would be worth it!)
Simon Payne, Blue Forest