When it comes to building a home, you need a space that works for your family, and if you have kids, you may have different needs than those without. Kids change your world for the better, yet they can also cause a little chaos in the home. Toys strewn about, crumbs in the couch cushions and a never-ending need for more super hero costumes may be just a few concerns you have on a daily basis. But what if you could make your home work efficiently with a few tweaks to its design? A well-run household is a happy household, and when you have kids, organization is everything. Here are some of the top kid-friendly features for your home.
Work & Play Counters
Let’s face it, kids love to be around their parents, especially when they’re young and especially when they’re doing something fun, like baking cookies in the kitchen. That’s why work and play counters are becoming increasingly popular for families with young children, so that the kids can stay close by, yet not get in the way. Work and play counters are especially popular in the kitchen areas, as they give kids a chance to help out in their very own space. Designers recommend using durable materials, like quartz, in this space, since kids can tend to be a little rough with their things.
A Floating Vanity
Floating vanities are especially helpful when kids need a little boost to wash their hands or brush their teeth in the bathroom. Creating a perfect spot for a small stool to slide underneath, a floating vanity is a wonderful addition to homes with kids. Maintain a modern look, while having the functionality you need in areas of the home, like the bathroom.
It’s no surprise that storage is one of the main concerns for home buyers. Ample storage is crucial in any home, but when you have kids, having enough storage is a must. Choosing closed or concealed storage for your home helps alleviate the cluttered look that you’re most likely trying to avoid. Having a mix of cabinets and drawers can accommodate toys, arts and crafts supplies, super hero costumes and anything else that needs a designated place in the home…away from plain sight.
Other Helpful Kid-Friendly Home Features
It’s important that your home function properly at all times, and this is especially true when you have kids. Other helpful features that you may want to include in your home are:
Area rugs under the dinner table (for all the food that accidentally drops to the floor).
Tiled walls in the bathroom (for all the toothpaste that finds its way everywhere except their mouth).
Semi-gloss paint (for easy clean up of “art” projects).
Rounded-edge furniture (for when playtime gets a little crazy).
Keep your kids safe and happy in the home, and keep your home running efficiently. In making some small additions to your home, you can ensure that things stay organized and your kids have the space they need to learn and grow.
The team at GH Builders is excited to help you and your family build the home that works for you! Call (239) 260-1755 or visit www.ghbuildersnaples.com to learn more.