Designing a home is exciting and also a little challenging, you want to make sure you get it right. Trying to design the perfect home for a growing family can be a little bit harder, as there is a lot to take into account.
- How big is your family now?
- Do you plan to grow your family in the future?
- What sort of lifestyle does your family have?
- What is a must-have in your family home?
When designing a family home, it is worth considering distinct zones. This is a great way to ensure there is some space between the master bedroom and the kids, giving parents some peace and quiet. Incorporating zones is also a good way to ensure defined spaces for gatherings.
Considerations For Baby
The best thing about building a new home is being able to customise the design to suit your family and lifestyle. If you have a baby, or are planning on adding to your family in the future, you may want to consider a space for baby. A nursery can be incorporated into the master suite, and when it is no longer needed can easily be transformed into a dressing room, office, or retreat.
What size bedrooms do you need? Are you wanting space for double beds and/or desks, something that would be particularly helpful if you have older teens. Think about what furniture you will need to fit in each room.
Being a family home, there will usually always be someone looking for a space to work. Whether it is somewhere for the kids to do homework, or an office for working from home, making sure your house plans include spaces dedicated to this is recommended. Consider an activity area, study or IT nook.
Considerations For Pets
If you have pets, don’t forget to factor their needs into the design of your new home.
- Do you need a certain sized backyard space?
- Would you like to include a mud room?
- Would a rear garage door be useful?
- Are you wanting a pet door installed?
Storage is key. Building a new home, and then finding out you don’t have nearly enough storage is a nightmare. Think about everything you own and have stored in your current residence, walk through your home and make a list. What works and what doesn’t? Don’t forget to include space for all the things that accumulate over time e.g. holiday decorations, camping gear, etc.
Chat to a Momu consultant to get started designing your dream home today.