Whether you are planning for the future or are already a complete family unit, you won’t regret setting up your home to be family efficient. When discussing with your professional Perth home builder, consider the following tips to design and decorate your family-friendly dream home:
Nowadays, most 4+ bedroom homes have a separate wing for the minor bedrooms, providing peace, quiet and privacy for the master-suite. Some owners like the idea of a room near the master-suite for use as a nursery, which is easily converted into a study, retreat or library further down the track.
Having an activity area or rumpus room nearby to the minor bedrooms is a handy feature of a family-friendly home. This is an excellent solution for providing a dedicated play area, sleepover room, and extra storage for games and books.
The open plan kitchen/living/dining design of most new homes allow parents to keep an eye on the kids easily. Positioning your kitchen in an area where the backyard can be supervised is helpful for families with younger children. Homework help and cyber safety are easily monitored by incorporating an attractive computer nook in this area.
Don’t Forget The Chores!
Bountiful storage and bench space in your laundry and a shopper’s entrance near your kitchen will help with all that washing and shopping. Trust us. You’re welcome.
Wear and Tear Protection
If young children or pets are part of your family consider hardier options for furniture and flooring. Better yet, invest in slipcovers for furniture and floor rugs for extra protection. This way, the casualties from accidents and gastro bugs will be instantly reduced.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there’s no such thing as too much storage. This is especially true for family-friendly homes. Therefore, invest in cute ottomans that double as a blanket-boxes or a sleek, modern headboard with space for your books.
The Weathered Look
Whether it be Shabby Chic, French Provincial or Country Rustic, there is usually at least one trend going around that adopts the weathered look. If the style resonates with you, it’s a fantastic option for family-friendly homes. A weathered dining table is great at hiding pencil scratches, while a vintage over-dyed rug is ideal for hiding stains.
- Simple swaps such as hooks instead of rails are much easier for little hands to hang towels on
- Removable trays are great for bringing out delicate ornaments or candles when entertaining and can be easily placed back out of reach afterwards
- Consider colours other than white for door handles and light switches that come into contact frequently
The Right Fit
When it comes to families, we’re all different and incorporate our own quirks. Features important to one family may be of no consequence to another. Are you social entertainers? Solitude seekers? Academics? Animal lovers? Obsessed with the outdoors? Talk to your experienced Perth home builder about your vision and priorities to get the perfect design for your family
For more information, contact Jubilee Home Builders via our website or phone (08) 9571 3512