Find Your Perfect Family Home

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Families need homes that are suitable for them. That means they have to be in a good location with everything a family might need. The inside and outside of the home needs to meet all their needs too. If your family is like ours, you could have adults, teenagers, and toddlers under the same roof. It’s tough to find a home that’s perfect for a family with a range of ages. Finding the perfect family home isn’t an easy task and can take a long time. If you’re buying your home, you have to make sure you make the right investment. Here are some great tips to find your perfect family home.

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Location
The location of your home is very important for everyone. The main things to think about are work and school. Whether you’re changing jobs or staying in the same one, you probably need to get to work, unless you are lucky enough to work from home. You might choose to drive, take a train or bus, or even cycle. But whatever you do, the journey to work needs to be convenient for you. Then there are schools, including pre-schools and playgroups. Us little ones need to make friends and learn things too! It’s especially important to look into catchment areas if you’re interested in a particular school. Another essential thing to consider is whether you want to be in the city, the country or somewhere in between.

Amenities

As well your general location, you need to consider any other needs. For example, do you need there to be a park to take the dog and children? If it’s a rainy day, you might want there to be somewhere indoor nearby where you can go. Plus, there are many grown up needs to consider too. Most people want to be close to at least one small shop so that they can get essentials like milk and bread. You might want to be near a pub, or be surrounded by cafés and restaurants. Only you know which things are necessary for you and your family.

Your Family’s Needs Inside
Once you know where you want to be, you can finally think about the inside of the house. The most important thing for most people is the number of bedrooms. You need to decide how many you need and whether you’re willing to sacrifice other wants to afford it. If you want to have some control over the interior of your home, consider a new build. Look at Linden for developments with available homes and layouts you can customise. Don’t forget to consider other essentials, like the size of the kitchen and how many bathrooms you need.

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Your Family’s Needs Outside

Many families see a garden or even land as a requirement too. If you need somewhere for the kids to run around, a garden is more convenient than a nearby park. Consider how much space you need and what you want to use it for. Do you just want a big lawn for the children or dog? Or are you a gardener who needs space for plants? Perhaps you just like sitting outside in the summer, and you’re looking for a patio.
Find your perfect family home by first knowing what you want, and it should make the hunt a bit easier! What tips would you add?

17 Comments

  1. I can’t imagine having to choose a family home, it was hard enough choosing one just for me. I think location and amenities are really important because you don’t want to be stuck somewhere where you have to drive everytime you need something/ want to go somewhere. x
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  2. Lovely post. I see a garden as a requirement for a family home.
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  3. Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! Especially Garden outside the home….

  4. This is true we are currently on the hunt for a decent family home and a garden is a luxury we haven’t had in a while x
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  5. We are currently looking at property in Spain and having lots of land is definitely important to us, as it location.
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  6. Finding a family home must be so difficult when you factor in what’s available on the market and what your price range is. These are some great tips to get started! :)
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  7. This relates to my post i wrote this morning. I dream of having the perfect place to live as at the moment we hardly tick any the boxes of what i want. But its really hard to afford somewhere and make that MOVE.. to somewhere better

  8. We keep talking about moving – but the pressure of finding a home as lovely as the one we have now is just too much

  9. These are some great tips I really want to try and move this year and get someone more homely. x
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  10. I can’t wait to go searching for our next family home! Great tips Kaz xx
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  11. its taken us years but we finally settled last year , more fun decorating i think x

  12. Great post – we are thinking about our forever home but alas we won’t be able to afford it in the area that I would like to be in. So for now we stay! h x
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  13. Great tips, I would love to move and somewher that there is a lovely garden for the little ones.
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  14. Deciding where to live must be so stressful! These seem like great tips!
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  15. Having a nice big lawn would be a big priority for me. I definitely tried to research local schools too.

  16. We are quite lucky in that where we live it’s completely safe and family friendly. Very little choice was needed – everywhere is awesome! :)
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  17. Location and a big garden are top of my list if I can ever afford the switch away from renting and owning my home. Neighbours too is a consideration, I’m one of those that goes and speaks to neighbours after I’ve viewed a place to get a feel for the community around :) x
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