Starting a family can sometimes be stressful, especially if you are looking to buy a new home. It’s hard to find the best home that delivers everything you need for you and your family. However, buying a home for your family is a really exciting and fun process.
Realtor.com posted the article, “Got Kids? 4 Tips for a Family-Friendly House,” which discusses what to look for in a new home if you have a “new” family. There are many different custom options and design features you might want to have for your family, but some are a bit more useful over time. Let’s focus on size, practicality, safety, and location.
If you have young children, having enough room for play time is a priority. Having a spacious and open living room allows you to keep a careful eye on the kiddos while they have fun playing with their toys. Sometimes, an additional multi-purpose room is great to have as a child or parent. You can make the multi-purpose room into a play room, or you can make the room more relaxing for you and your spouse, while the kids take afternoon naps. Space is extremely important and takes a lot of consideration when buying a new home.
In addition to space, you want to think about the practical necessities you need in your new home. You might want a large backyard for your kids to enjoy or to host BBQ’s and birthday parties in the summer. In the home, you might need a big laundry room, or washer and dryer, because of the dirt your kids wear after sports. Sometimes, laundry requires large and frequent loads because of how busy your family becomes. Your laundry needs to go somewhere; you should find a home that holds all of your clothes instead of squeezing your clothes to make room for more. Check out the extra storage spaces and closets you will find around your new home.
Safety is a huge concern when purchasing a new home. Inside the home, you want to make sure sharp corners are not in children’s reach and stairs are not too steep for children to climb. Don’t forget to keep sockets and plugs protected from your children as well. Outside your home, the neighborhood should be extremely safe for your children to play. Also in the neighborhood, you want to take a look into the school district. Are your children able to walk to school or take the bus? Look at the amenities in your neighborhood to see if you will enjoy activities outside of your new home.
If you’re currently looking for a new home, take a look at our new homes in Lebanon on our Communities page. We have a new Lebanon community called Foxwood Glen, which is waiting for you and your new family! For more information, call 877-513-0385.