Floorplans Designed with Kids in Mind!
Designing a custom for home for exactly how a family plans to use the home is one of the most rewarding benefits of building custom homes. Many families that have the opportunity to design and build their dream home; do just that. The floor plans selected or created can be very specific to a family’s needs. One of the great features recently included in custom homes is the ‘kid zone’. The ‘kids zone’ is not necessarily a playroom, although it can be for very young children, but an area of the house where kids can have a television, use computers in a supervised area, play video related game, and just hang out with their friends. At Woodridge Custom BuildersLLC we have built these kid friendly areas adjacent to the children’s bedrooms using the popular split floor plan. It is very popular in Arizona to build a house with a split floor plan, this means that the master suite is located on one side of the home, while secondary bedrooms such as children’s rooms or guest rooms are built on the other side of the home.
Having the children’s bedrooms on one side of the house and designing a separate playroom or children’s family room near their bedrooms, offers a terrific way for kids to play video games, watch television, play loud music, play on a computer or just hang out with friends without isolating themselves in their bedroom. Depending on the age of the children, these rooms can evolve as a child grows. These rooms can begin with the Little Tyke type toys, walkers, kitchen sets, tents and other large toys familiar to parents of very young children. As the children grow, the room transitions to an area where kids can hang out after school with friends, and play video games for example. When things settle down for the day it can be a great study or reading area. Eventually when the kids move out, it may be possible to convert this area to a home theatre, craft room, work-out room, or other area just for the parents.
At Woodridge Custom BuildersLLC we have seen these kid zones become much more popular, not only popular, but much more useful and lived-in areas of a custom home. Initially, we used to see these kid areas located adjacent to the kitchen as study areas for kids. Honestly, some of those areas just became cluttered cubicles for the kids to throw their stuff when they got home from school. This newer trend to have a designated children’s area adjacent to the secondary bedrooms seems to be much more kid-friendly and useful living space.