Each family has a unique way of designing the space available to them. Your family of four will not have the same needs as another family of four, which means your ideal home layout will be different. When you have an opportunity to build a home from scratch, don’t just look for a pre-made plan and go with it.
Consider the following for your family:
Some parents want to focus on keeping the family close-knit, while others do not want to give up their careers for their children. If you want a family that loves spending time together, your new home construction project should include a family room big enough to accommodate everyone. If you’re career-oriented but want to balance that with parenthood, leave provisions for a home office during times when you don’t want to work form your Lakeville, MN office.
Do you want to stop at two kids? Then there should be no need to add a fourth room in the house if it means leaving the other rooms cramped. The nursery can be converted to the younger child’s room because you know it will not be used again. Of course, you can make plans for a guest room, but a foldable bed will do just fine if you have little space left.
You see your friends having a fully stocked bar in the house, a pool, and an entertainment system for entertaining a big crowd. You think it would be nice to have such things in the house and then you start to worry about the noise and the number of people who will come by randomly. If you prefer to be laid back, that’s alright. Your home is supposed to be your haven so if you’re not fond of entertaining every weekend, don’t do it. It’s not worth the anxiety just to be considered cool by other people’s standards.
You’ve got a clean slate while thinking about how your house should look. Before construction starts, list the essentials and do away with areas you won’t use too much.