Starting a new family means making a lot of adjustments to ensure the little ones are comfortable and safe. For families with young children, it is imperative to remember that the space will play a significant role in the child’s development and overall foundation in life. Here are six tips to keep up your sleeves when building a haven for your small family.
Consider kid-friendly Neighbourhoods
Young parents find themselves in a dilemma, having to consider the type of neighborhoods they would wish to raise their children. High-end condominiums are all contemporary and sophisticated but, at times, not the best fit for the little ones.
Aside from how safe the neighborhood is, young families must consider other factors such as proximity to play areas, parks, and often the home’s location relative to the school district. Parents may have to go a little deeper on their homework to determine whether their potential neighborhood is an excellent place to raise a child or children.
Go for an Open floorplan.
The best part about building a home is deciding the structural and architectural designs according to your needs. In the case of a young family, going with an open floorplan not only becomes a design preference but a necessity. Young parents often deal with the constant anxiety of wanting to ensure their child is alright at all times.
An open floorplan allows them to see the kids indoors or outdoors. Open sightlines considerably lift the burden of worry off their shoulders as most of the obstacles-walls are out of the way.
Safety over everything
The primary responsibility of every parent is to keep their children safe. That may include foreseeing potential cause of harm and mitigating it before it happens. For young families, safety is a broad area, and anything could pose a risk. Some core factors to consider during the homebuilding process include using kid-friendly paint; installing baby gates, toilet seat covers, and locks on cabinets; covering power outlets, and installing pool alarms. Most of these measures help regulate the kid’s movement and stay alert. It is also crucial to consider safety when buying furniture for the new home. Round and anti-tip furniture could help with potential accidents.
Incorporate durable materials
Young parents often forget how destructive the little ones can get. Avoiding a mess is almost inevitable. Therefore, it is essential to pick materials that will withstand all the chaos. Investing in easy-to-clean wall paints and furniture could help young parents stay clean and save more. Additionally, durable décor elements such as two-tone carpets and furniture made of easy-to-clean fabric such as leather could help ensure the home stays neat.
Adequate Storage Space
With young kids around, storage is not up for discussion. Toys here, books there- there is a lot to keep away. When building a home, remember that everything needs a place- including colorful, children’s toys. The storage spaces should be not only functional but also practical. Parents can take advantage of the home building process to design structures that will help them teach their children how to stay organized from an early age. They can create tiny nooks for all the kids’ stuff, thus a win-win for both parents and babies!
A home is a long-term investment; therefore, it should remain comfortable for the kids as they grow older. Some ways to ensure they do not outgrow the house include building bigger and extra bedrooms, using good-sized furniture, painting neutral colors, and creating more storage space.
A house becomes a home when everyone is comfortable and happy with their space. As young parents strive to build these spaces as early as possible, it is vital to enjoying the process. Including the children is a great way to make memories while achieving the perfect home for the entire family. Reach out to Grand homes to find out more on the best design concepts for your young family.