Are you thinking of starting a family and are unsure about what to look for in your new home? Finding a perfect home is always difficult, let alone when you have a fast growing family to think about. To help we have a list of some essential points which you should look for.
Space to grow
When looking at a new home, you need to think about the future and not your current situation. If you and your partner have discussed how many children you want, you will need to look at how many bedrooms you might need.
Even if you and your partner haven’t discussed children, it is always worth having more space than you think you might need. You can always transform those extra bedrooms into a study or another room you’ve always wanted.
Anyway, nobody knows what the future will hold but it pays to be prepared.
When I look back to my childhood, I always remember the summers spent in the garden with the paddling pool, waterslide and late night BBQs. This is why having a garden is so important when having a family.
They might come at a premium though particularly in a city. If you want a big garden you will certainly pay for it, but in our opinion it is something well worth looking to budget for.
Don’t be too put off when you look at a property and the garden is overgrown and un-kept. It might look bad, but it doesn’t mean you can’t tidy it up and make it look amazing. When you’ve finished, the garden will truly be your creation.
We all know that children’s belongings take up space not just in the house but outside to. They have outside games and toys which you don’t really want in the house. It would be good to look for shed or garage space when looking for a home and even looking for attic space for all those memories you won’t want to let go of.
Everybody needs a little ‘me’ time. If you have an extra room going it might be a good idea to turn it into a snug. Just somewhere you can relax and shut yourself away from the world. You can put a TV, music player and other little things for kicking back and relaxing. It would also make a great little playroom for the children.
Just remember, saving space is the most important factor when looking for a family home. Try and plan ahead, as you never know what the future holds…