Not all families are the same
If you’ve got teenagers, boomerang kids or adult offspring yet to fly the nest you may well be looking for a home design that helps you all co-exist happily under the same roof.
Remember! When it comes to family homes, it’s definitely not a case of one size fits all.
Homes for families with children well into their teens and beyond usually have very different design priorities to those planned with young children in mind.
That’s not to say you can’t design a home that covers both stages – young kids and older kids. You most definitely can. It just means that if you’re diving into the new-home design process with older kids at home, you might want to take some specific considerations into account.
The same applies if you’re part of what has been dubbed the ‘sandwich generation’ and have your parents or in-laws living with you, as well as your own young adult offspring.
So, what do you look for when it comes to home designs that will suit two – or three – generations at the same address?
Over our 100+ years of building homes for families of WA, we've discovered there's probably a few features that stand-out as being the most requested. Our designers would rate these 6 as our top features when designing a home for families with older children.