The good news is, a well built home with quality fixtures and fittings should withstand even the most wild of toddler tornados! There are heaps of great ways to make your new home safer, more harmonious and stay ‘new’ for longer.
Here are the top tips for ‘kid-proofing’ your new home from the best value home builders in Perth.
Choose cheaper carpets
You may as well face it – kids like to play, and they like to play messily! Whether accidently spilling that cup of tomato juice, dropping that toast (face down of course!) or relentlessly pushing that tip truck across the room, your floors are the unsuspecting victims of abuse! So rather than spend their formative years tearing your hair out every time they develop sudden nausea on your luxurious Savoir Faire pure wool plush, choose cheaper carpets and let them go nuts! You can get the flooring you've always wanted once they've outgrown their uncoordinated destructive tendencies!
Consider pram access
While the wheel was certainly a ground-breaking invention, it is still easily thwarted by a set of stairs! When in the designing stage, steer clear from homes that can’t be easily accessed from ground level. Alternatively, ask your builder to replace any staircases with ramps. Hauling your little tackers around all day is hard work – the last thing you want to face after a long day is a steep concrete mountain of angular obstacles!
Position the kitchen to overlook the alfresco
In a tragic genetic anticlimax, parents never did evolve to have eyes on the back of their heads! So with kids always champing at the bit to burn their energy off outside, how do you make sure they aren't about to drag some white sheets into the sandpit? At the designing stage, talk to your builder about positioning the kitchen to overlook the alfresco area, so that you can still supervise, even when you’re super busy.
Make the study a playroom
Deep down you love your kids, but like a bad case of nits, sometimes you just need to get them out of your hair! For your own sanity, your new home needs to provide separate rooms where your kids can play safely while you enjoy a cuppa and your favourite TV show. Consider using a study as a playroom full of all their favourite toys. Not only will it prevent their loud playtime voices from drowning out the riveting sub-plot romance on Home & Away, it’s a great way to keep their rooms neat and tidy too.
New Generation Homes – the best value new home builders Perth loves
Ready to bring your kid-proof new home dream to life? As the best value home builders in Perth with a hige range of 4 bedroom home designs, no wonder New Generation Homes is loved by families all over WA. Stacked with features and packed with inclusions, it’s your avenue to the beautifully spacious modern home you've always wanted!