custom homeYou don’t have to choose a chic home plan if your custom home is just for you and your significant other. But if you are building a home for yourself or a partner, it doesn’t really matter if it’s not kid-friendly. If you have children, you will want a house design that is both family-friendly and has logical features that can be used by the kids.

These are some features you should look out for in a family-friendly design to ensure your loved ones and you feel at home long term.

A Mudroom in your Custom Home

Children are not as careful about what they bring with them in their shoes. This can lead to chaos in your home. A mudroom acts as a catch-all between the entryway and the main area of your house. Some people decide to include a mudroom off the front door. This is where children can leave their shoes and coats behind, and it won’t be the first thing they see when they enter the house.

There are many storage spaces built-in

Family members tend to have higher storage requirements than individuals or couples. You will need somewhere to store all those treasured mementos, toys you don’t want to lose, and any other items that are part of your children’s lives. A family must have built-in storage in their custom home Myrtle Beach. This includes closets, shelves units and basements.

A All-Inclusive Cooking Area That Allows You to Eat, Cook, and Gather

Over 32 percent of families spend less than 20 minutes eating dinner. Lunch and breakfast can take even longer. It is more efficient to grab a quick meal in the kitchen rather than setting up a large dinner in a formal dining area. The kitchen should be fully-integrated in your family-friendly house. A dining area adjacent to the kitchen or a breakfast bar with seating on the island are great options.

Flexible rooms that serve multiple purposes

Keep in mind that the needs of your children and family will change over time. You may end up with more children or children who have grown up and will have different space needs. You should look for homes that offer flexible spaces and rooms that can be used in multiple ways. A playroom can easily be converted into a craft or study room.

Floor Plans with Entertainment Areas and Family Rooms

Open floor plans are great because they can reduce heating and cooling costs and add architectural flair. Your custom home builder can help you with this. Be aware that children are loud and families are noisy. Enclosed rooms can help block out the noise from kids gaming in the living area, watching TV in the entertainment area, and even when you are trying to entertain your friends with your favorite show.

Call Dawol Homes now if you need expert help in building your custom home.

Dawol Homes
9404 Hwy 17 Bypass,
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 294-2859