There are many things to consider when buying a family home, not least how your priorities change when a new baby is on the way. Suddenly personal space becomes important and making sure everyone has enough living room makes for better relationships.
The kitchen is usually the room were the family come together, whether over breakfast or dinner, so having a decent sized kitchen can be an advantage.
It’s also useful, if you can go that little bit more, to have a spare room, this can help with extra storage space or as a guest room or who knows you might want to add to your family without having to move again.
The area we choose to live in is always important, but when children are in the equation there are other things to consider. What local schools are there and do they have a good reputation? Is there a good nursery close by? Is the house on a busy main road? And are there any local parks?
These are all things that need to be researched when looking for a family home.
You may not be the next Alan Titchmarsh when it comes to gardening, but when it comes to family outdoor spaces are also important. Children need to be able to play safely and feel secure in their surroundings, they’re not too concerned about the presentation of the lawn or the vast flower arrangements, they simply just love being outdoors.
So you see there is more to buying a family home than you think, at Ogilvie Homes we have a vast selection of family homes to suit all budgets. We’re here to help you choose the right location and the best home for you and your expanding family. Take a look at our developments on our website or speak to one of our advisors to see how we can help you buy your new family home.