5 Things You Need For The Perfect Family Home

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If you are looking for a new home for your family or want to improve on your current property, this post is for you. There is a big difference between the home you live in as a singleton or couple and the home you need when you have children. In this guide, I’m going to go through five of the most important things to consider when you are thinking about your new design. Read on to find out more.

Storage galore

When you have small kids running around leaving a trail of destruction behind them, it can be hard to control. Investing in excellent storage solutions is the only answer – and you can never have enough! Go for larger cupboards, lots of shelving, and even think about getting boxes or drawers beneath every bed. Give everything a particular place, too. Not only will your home be a lot tidier, but you’ll clear up quicker. So, it will also free up more time to spend playing with your kids. Or, if you prefer, it will give you more precious moments to relax!

Practical layouts

People without children are likely to have a few ideas of the home they would love to raise their future sons and daughters. There will be style, sophistication, and incredible design in their mind’s eye. But, there will not be a single thought about practicality. An efficient home is a must when you have kids. It’s safer, easier to keep tidy, and far less expensive to renovate. There is little point in investing in the world’s most expensive wallpaper when your children will use it as a sketchpad.

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A great kitchen

The hub of the home of a young, childless couple is likely to be the living room. Or, perhaps, the bedroom. But, those days are over when you start a family – in more ways than one. It’s the kitchen that will be the most important part of your house, and it will become a central hub. You will spend a lot of time in there, cooking, eating meals together, and washing a tonne of dirty clothes every day. Designing your own can be tricky, so take the headache out of kitchen renovations by hiring a professional fitter to help.

A safe garden

Kids love being outdoors – and you will love it when they are outdoors, too. But, without a secure garden, it’s not going to be a relaxing experience. Get rid of all thorny plants and bushes, and keep things as simple as possible. Kids have a habit of picking flowers, so there is little point in spending big on eye wateringly expensive orchids. Also, think about fixing any holes in your garden’s borders to keep them secure. Little ones can crawl through the tightest of holes, and always want to explore new places.

Your bedroom

Bringing up young children can be an amazing experience – but it’s hard work. Make sure you give yourself a chance to recharge the batteries whenever you can. Admittedly, it won’t be that often! But, with a beautiful bedroom to crawl into at the end of a tough day, it will do you a lot of favours. You need to keep healthy to give your kids the best start in life. And, grabbing a single night’s sleep is one of the best ways to start.

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Make Life Easier At Home With These Top Tips

Most of us find that life can be hectic and even chaotic at times. The demands of the family mean we are often on the go from dawn till bedtime without a break. Our homes can make life a little easier. It may require a little planning and organization to get things right. But hopefully, you will be able to save time and energy doing the things you need to do around the house. Here are our top tips for making life easier at home:

Clutter-Free

Have a clear out. Be strong and determined. Let those things go that offer you little more than a tidying headache. There may be old clothes, old toys, and even old gadgets that are of no use to you. Sell them, or just give them away. Making space for your belongings to be put away neatly and in an organized fashion can erase clutter from your home for good.

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Find some storage solutions that suit the decor of your home. You might buy a beautiful wooden sideboard for the cupboard space. Or a tiered drawer unit to tidy away all the kids craft items. Some people like to have a more minimalist look. This can be achieved by building floor to ceiling fitted cabinetry to hide away all your belongings.

Tidy

After you’ve removed the clutter, it’s time to take the tidiness to the next level. Many people find they need to use extension cables to have all their gadgets plugged in. However, if you hire an electrician to install more sockets in the places you need them, cables can be tidied away. If you have some gadgets that require electrical repair, you can also have them installed neatly, so they are taking up less space.

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The kitchen can be a really tough area to keep tidy. Hanging pans and pots of utensils on the worktop can make the room look cluttered. Putting these items in drawers and cupboards keeps them out of the way. They are also less prone to splashes from cooking. With less to clean and less to clean around, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle in the kitchen.

Help

Using appliances and gadgets that can make your life easier is a good idea. If you hate spending your sunny days hanging washing out, why not invest in a tumble dryer? If you have solar panels, it may not even cost you anything to run it! What about a robot vacuum? They can work while you’re out, or even while you’re asleep to keep your floors pristine.

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Human help like a cleaner or housekeeper can also buy you that valuable quality time with your family. Even one night off from the cooking and cleaning can be hugely beneficial to you. Perhaps you hate tending to your garden. Hire a gardener to take care of all that mowing and weeding.

It’s not always easy to get through a day and feel like you achieved everything you needed to. But with a few of these tips and tricks, you can enjoy a tidier home that is easier to keep clean.

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