Preparing your home for a baby might be one of the most exciting times of your life! As you begin this journey, we are here to help. Spend more time celebrating your little bundle of joy and let us worry about finding the perfect home to accommodate everybody. After all, your family is growing and you need a home that is ready to grow alongside you.
Here at The House Designers, we have thousands of unique homes to choose from. Regardless of your preferred style, size, or budget, we have house plans that are perfect for you. Designed with the utmost attention to detail throughout, these homes are ready for all of life’s special moments. By choosing your dream home now, you can be ready for what life has in store in the coming years. When it’s time to bring that newborn back from the hospital, you’ll have your amazing new home to welcome them as you all start your lives together!
As you start thinking about your long- and short-term needs for raising a family, we encourage you to take a look at your current living situation. Do you feel cramped already? Are there ample areas for toys and activities? And what about sleeping accommodations? Do you have enough bedrooms and bathrooms to keep things comfortable for kids, guests, and yourself? If the answer to any of these has you worried, relax—we’ve got you covered. Reach out to our team and we can show you how easy it is to upgrade into your dream home! And if you’d prefer to look by yourself, our Advanced Search has tons of filters to narrow your search.
Plan for the Future
Many first-time parents find that their current living arrangement is not conducive to raising a child. Whether it’s a cramped studio apartment or a bungalow bursting at the seams, we can help solve the problem. The key to preparing your home for a baby is thinking about the future. While a baby and their crib might not take up much space, they won’t be tiny forever! It’s time to look for a home with a few more bedrooms and some space for everyone to grow into.
But finding such a home doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. In fact, we have tons of budget-friendly plans that focus on affordability through thoughtful design, not cutting corners. If you are planning for your first child, consider a 2 to 3 bedroom plan such as THD-9107 (above). Oftentimes, these homes have bonuses that will make great play areas, too! If you are having another child or think that you want a bigger family in the future, perhaps you’d like something with 4 or more bedrooms. Even if you don’t fill them up with kids, all this space could make for convenient home offices, craft rooms, or guest suites, too!
Whether this is your first or just your latest addition to the family, preparing your home for a baby is an exercise in planning. By thinking about what you might need later on, you can go ahead and find a plan that meets those needs and more.
Accessibility Is Key
When choosing the perfect home for your family and your newborn, we encourage you to consider accessibility. This especially means to the baby’s bedroom! Whether they need nighttime feeding, or if they have nightmares and need comfort as they grow up, it’s important to be nearby. One of the best solutions? An accessible ranch-style layout!
As seen in THD-1063 (above), a ranch layout places its square footage on a single level. Every room is easy to get to and conveniently nearby. Plus, a plan such as this offers some separation and privacy for the master suite, but it is still close enough to the auxiliary bedrooms that you can be there at a moment’s notice.
Another important consideration for accessibility is your proximity to the kitchen and living room. Between making bottles and supervising playtime, you’ll be spending a lot of time in these two rooms. Thankfully, virtually all of our homes offer joined living room and kitchen spaces, or you’ll find them close by each other so you can enjoy family bonding time with the whole crew together in one space.
Find Ways to Relax
One of the key ways to prepare for a baby is to focus on your own mental health. Raising a family is a lot of hard work—you sacrifice so much for them and it’s important to take time for yourself so you can be a better parent. Think about some simple ways your home can offer easy access to relaxation.
Some relaxing home features we often see are great spa master suites or even outdoor oases. Both can help you rejuvenate yourself and let the day’s stresses melt away. Not only will this help keep you energized, but it will also help you be the most attentive parent you can possibly be. Get your spouse, in-laws, or a babysitter to watch your kids every once in awhile so you can recharge!
While there is so much that goes into raising your family, don’t let your home add to the stress. Let’s check that worry off the list together and get ready for the arrival of your beautiful new child!