A family-friendly home doesn’t have to be boring or basic — in fact, it can be elegant and appealing.

You do want features that accommodate everyone’s needs, however. As your family grows, this may mean adding space, reimagining a few rooms, and updating your property with the latest technology.

Or it may mean choosing a new property altogether. Are you in the market for a family-friendly luxury home? Here are the top features to be on the lookout for.

The Smartest Technology

Smart home tech can improve your home’s safety and make communicating throughout the house easier and more convenient. Today’s best features also help monitor temperature, control lights and appliances, and more.

Flexible Entertaining Areas 

These rooms can grow and change as your children do. In the beginning, one space may be a nursery. Later on, it can become a separate place for reading and playtime. As your kids get older, a gaming or media room may make more sense.

A Fully Appointed Kitchen

The kitchen becomes the heart of the house for many families, acting as a cozy place to spend time together, even when it’s not mealtime. Make sure you have plenty of space as well as all the latest appliances and gadgets.

The All-Important ADU

If you have the backyard space, adding in an accessory dwelling unit can be a great option. This allows visitors or caregivers to have their own space. You could also convert a pool house, shed or barn into a living area if those structures are already on-site.

Beautiful (and Useful) Backyard Enhancements 

Make your backyard more fun with a built-in pool and waterslide, or add a treehouse, playset or trampoline. You could also install a fire pit or outdoor dining area for future alfresco family dinners and parties.

Need help finding the perfect home for your growing family? Reach out today.