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Planning A House Design With Growing Children In Mind

 Oct 27, 2015    Interior Design

A lot of young couples prepare to plan their own home but forget one critical aspect. If they are planning on having children in the future, the home needs to be designed with more than a nursery and a bedroom in mind. These babies are going to grow up into young children and then into older children one day, and it is critical to formulate plans based on this growth.

If a couple plans on having two children, for example, there needs to be enough room to accommodate them plus possibly another. It is not uncommon for a couple to find out that they are having a set of twins after having their first child, and if you have designed your dream home, you aren't going to want to move simply because your family ended up being bigger than first expected.

It is always a good idea to plan bigger than smaller. Plus, your children will grow fast. In the blink of an eye your babies will outgrow their cribs and nurseries and be heading on to juvenile beds. Have you seen some of the beds that are being offered these days? Some of them are really spectacular and offered as a themed bed. A lot of these beds can take up half the space of an average room.

It is a good idea to see what types of beds are being offered these days for younger and older children. This will give you a good idea of the size of bedroom you will require in the years to come.

Of course, you may opt for full bunk beds as your family expands, but you need to be prepared for these as well. Bunk beds are not only offered as twin over twin beds nowadays. They are being manufactured in L shaped beds with slides, loft beds with workstations underneath, wood beds with stairs built at the side and some bunk beds have a desk built right into the end of the bed. Also, bunks are available as a twin over a double or a full over a full sized bed.

Times are changing and beds are keeping up with the modern innovations in today's society. If you are planning to build your own home based on your own designs, plan for your children's future bedrooms. Take a look at the different designs for beds to get an idea of how much space you will actually need to have in the bedrooms to meet your child's growing needs. Your child will grow from a baby to a princess or dragonslayer in no time and then will develop into young adults that need study space.

Whether you plan on giving your children their own room or having them double up with bunk beds, plan for the expansion by taking a look at your future family. Where will it be in 10, 15 or 20 years and can you accommodate all of the changes?