When you've got kids at home your designing strategy changes. Avoid choosing sharp accessories for your furniture like Door handles, knobs, etc and minimize the use of open mirrors. Any furniture should not have sharp edges, especially near the entrance areas. Kids also tend to make scratches on laminates which may be visible on high-gloss laminates but not on matt-finish laminates. High-gloss laminates, on the other hand are very easy to clean.