Good parents want the absolute best for their children, and this extends to where they live. However, it's not always the easiest task to find a child-friendly home, right where you want it. That is why many families consider building their own, a process you can get the lowdown on in my post below.
To get the perfect home for your family, you might just have to build your own.
Picking the right location for your family home is crucial when it comes to safety. In fact, there are three key factors to consider. The first is the neighborhood the land is in. To check this you can even look up crime statistics online, and it's always worth taking a tour of the area , both in the day and at night, just to make sure you get this right.
Also, be sure to take note as to whether the spot you are picking is close to a busy main road, something that will affect whether the kids can play freely outside, without constant supervision.
The last factor is about the quality of the land you are building on. This is because on looser ground laying foundation can be a lot trickier. In fact, standard strip function won't work and can lead to an unsafe property, something that isn't exactly ideal for a dream family home.
However, if you have fallen in love with a particular plot and do come across this problem, don't worry, because companies like Helitech CCD can install engineered deep foundations instead of regular ones. A type that can provide better foundation strength and that will allow you to go ahead with your project, even if the ground is less than perfect.
Designed with kids in mind
Next, when it comes to building the best home for your kids, remember that you need to factor them into the design.
This can be done in a variety of ways including planning in outdoor plays areas that are overlooked by the house for safety. Then the kids can get enough time outside without you having to be petrified as to what mischief they are getting up to.
Also, ensuring that there is a good mix of places where kids can get privacy in the home, and communal social areas is essential too. This is because it will allow them to choose when to interact or not, something that is very important for their well being and growth as people.
Kid friendly finishes and decoration
Last, of all, don't forget to finish and decorate the house with the children in mind as well. In particular, adding child size toilets, and sinks in the bathrooms, and even child levels coats hooks and storage throughout the house can help them to learn to use these, improve their motor skills, and provide children with a valuable sense of independence.
Also, don't forget that kids love to make a mess too, and so decorating by painting the walls in plain washable colors can save a lot of heartache in the long run. After all, if they do end up creating mayhem, you can just grab a sponge, and wipe the wall down, or it it's really bad repaint. Instead of having to spend a fortune replacing elaborate wallpapers.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.