Building a custom home is the perfect way to get exactly what you want. Rather than having to buy an old home and then pay to renovate it, every dollar can go towards making your home suitable for your family. If you have a large family, there are some custom additions that you might want to make your home easier and more convenient.
Create a Bathroom for the Kids
If you have bathrooms specifically for your children, consider making it tailored to them. Built-in storage will keep them organized, while lower sinks will make it easier for younger kids to complete their hygiene tasks. Having a bathroom with multiple sinks (and having multiple full bathrooms) will make it easier during the day, when everyone is getting ready for school and work. You may even want to consider a secondary hot water tank or a high capacity tankless heater.
Build Out the Closets
One of the easiest ways to keep your kids organized is by creating storage solutions just for them. Make sure their closets have spaces for their socks, shoes, jackets, and other specific clothing items (such as hats), and they'll find it easier for them to keep their room clean and uncluttered.
Add Seating to the Kitchen
It isn't always easy to get a large family down to the table, especially for breakfast. Consider adding a kitchen island and bar style seating, so kids can have breakfast and snacks while on the go. Adding seating to the kitchen, such as in the form of a breakfast nook, will give everyone more options when it comes to family meals. At the same time, a dedicated dining room can provide a more formal option for when everyone gets together at the end of the day.
Don't Forget the Mudrooms
Mudrooms are important for those who have children or pets. By creating a mudroom between the outside and the inside, you can leave a lot of the mess outside where it belongs. Augment your mudroom by adding a shower, which can be used to wash pets or rinse off boots and other clothing. Your mudroom can connect to (or serve as) your laundry room, so clothing can go directly into the wash.
Your house builders can give you options, but don't forget to ask about anything that they don't offer. They may be able to come up with a custom design that's made just for you and your family. For more information, contact local professionals those found at Dwell House.