The family home. How it’s set-up plays a huge role in your life. Particularly since you’re going to have to do a lot of the picking up after the other people living there, as well. But that doesn’t mean you have to think solely about practicality. In this guide, we’re going to merge that practicality with style. Keep reading and your family will be enjoying a more stylish, easier home than before.
Keep it classy and clean
As an older person looking after kids, there’s something that is going to take a lot of priority. Cleanliness. Thankfully, not only are there ways to help your home look cleaner, but even to keep it cleaner. For example, use things like wood panel flooring which is a lot easier to clean. The same materials which help you prioritise that can also help the house be more sound and safe for kids. For example, the durability of aluminium railings is a lot more reliable than wood.
Make best use of the space you have
If you’ve chosen a home to accommodate a large group of people inside, it only follows logically that you might have less space to use. So it’s how you use that space that matters. For example, arranging furniture to give more moving space in the living room. Or choosing multipurpose furniture that uses that space in the bedroom.
Add more space, too
Similarly, you might find that your family produces more junk than you keep a handle on. It’s all deathly important to someone so you can’t just throw it out. Instead, you need to be investing. You need to find more space in the bathroom to store the essentials. You need to add vertical options like hanging storage bags in the bedrooms for your kids to keep their toys. In the kitchen, use the insides of cupboards to hold more. There are opportunities for adding a bit of storage space no matter which way you look.
Keep it family friendly
At the same time, you need to consider how safe and family friendly each individual space is. For example, we’ve mentioned the durability and safety of railings and other things. You also need to think about how you keep the kitchen a safe place, particularly for the littlest of ones. If you’re adding stones or a water feature to the garden, how are you keeping the kids from endangering themselves with it?
A place for everyone
The whole family doesn’t just need its safety accounted for. It needs to have a place in the home. Not just a private space like bedrooms, but a space together with the family. For example, in the kitchen, you need space for the table and seats for everyone, not just some. In the living room, use asymmetrical furniture so people of different heights have places they can sit comfortably.
We hope this guide has helped. The family home needs to fulfil a lot of objectives. When you’re making changes, make sure you keep those objectives firmly in mind.