Choosing the Right Floor Plan for your Family, Now and in the Future
July 14, 2021
Where in the world could rival the Hunter Valley as a place to raise a young family?
If your family is planning to make the move, and you have or will have children, see what Hunter Homes recommends you should look out for in a new home.
Not too large, Not too Small
Choosing the right house size is important. Too large, and it’s like driving a bus when you could all fit into a sedan; paying too much in unnecessary upkeep costs. Too small, and your family will feel like it’s bursting at the seams.
One thing to keep in mind, children may need more space than you think! The ideal number of bedrooms would be one for each child, as well as the master bedroom and a children’s activity or Rumpus.
A Central Gathering Point
Your home needs a focal point where your family can gather; a centrepiece such as a set of couches around a fireplace or TV.
Otherwise, have an open-plan floor layout that cuts back on walls and corners, as well as plenty of outdoor space to run around in. This gives a spacious feel, as often a young family can make a house feel smaller than it is.
Practical Kitchen and Laundry
A family home means a lot of work in keeping the ship running smoothly. So, it’s critical to have practically designed work areas, such as the kitchen and laundry, which will help rather than hinder in maintaining the livability of the home.
An open, spacious kitchen will feel less cramped and stressed when multiple people are cooking or cleaning up. Make sure the sink, stove and fridge are spaced out for easy access. There should be enough storage space for all the utensils that will be needed, with knives, lighters and other dangerous tools kept out of children’s reach.
The laundry also needs to be convenient enough to operate, with all the loads of bedsheets and school uniforms coming its way.
Have Enough Storage Space
Imagine how much clutter a single person can make in their home, and now multiply that for a small family.
Your new home will need well-organised storage spaces to keep tidy. Ideally, the storage spaces are designated for specific purposes, and scattered at convenient points throughout the house.
Study the floor plan to make sure the storage is tucked into clever nooks without wasting valuable floor space.
Live Near Other Parents and Schools
The rapidly growing new communities of the Hunter Valley often attract other young families at a similar point in life.
For the best of contemporary living in Australia, in close proximity to quality schools, look no further than what’s on offer in the Hunter Valley.
If you need help choosing the right floor plan to suit the needs of your family, look to further! Our experienced New Home Advisors are more then happy to help – Get in touch today!
With love from HH.