Custom homes are often spacious and luxurious dwellings, perfect for growing families. Homes are ultimately the property of the adults, but kids also need space to be kids. If you are looking for ideas on creating a kid-friendly custom home, check out the following.
Kids’ bedrooms are the spaces they can truly call their own. As with any custom home design, you have the opportunity to personalize the space for their personalities and interests. Built-in furnishings like custom bunk beds are one common trend.
A Bathroom with a Tub
If you have very young children, a bathtub is likely on your list of must-haves. Including a bathtub in the kids’ bathroom is an easy addition, with various styles available. It is best not to go overboard in customizing a bathroom for children, since they will soon be adults.
In Victorian times through the mid-20th century, the nursery was a part of every middle to upper class house. It was the place where children played and ate meals. Today, the nursery has been replaced by the playroom, where families contain most of the toys. When the kids grow older, it can make an excellent home office or hobby room.
Kids also need a designated place to do homework. In a custom home, you could settle for the dining room table, but you could also turn a specific room in the house, such as the basement or home office, into a kids’ homework room as well.
Open Floor Plan
If you want to keep an eye on your kids but also take care of other tasks like preparing the next meal, you’ll want to have an open floor plan. You’ll also want to consider other practical additions for the layout, such as a mudroom to place book bags, jackets, and shoes.
Carpet Tiles, Hard Floors, & Semi-Gloss Paint
Aside from layout and rooms, the materials you choose matter as well. For example, how well can you stain-proof the house? How durable is your home under wear and tear? Carpet tiles, hard, durable flooring, and semi-gloss wall paint can assist.
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