5 Mom-Requested Features For New Homes
We are HUGE fans of moms here at Homestead Homes, and we love listening to the moms who come into our offices asking about building a home of their own. While they may not be as into the technical aspects of a home (but hey, some are!), they are often very interested in the features of each of our floor plans.
As much as we love moms and would love to give them self-cleaning homes and laundry that does itself, those aren’t a reality (YET!). However, we can help with some of their other requests!
What Are Some Of The Top-Requested Mom Features We’ve Heard?
An Eat-In Kitchen
In the movie A Christmas Story, we watch a mom serve dinner to her family whilst hopping up to fill milk glasses, serve second helpings, and fetch utensils for each of her family members. If they hadn’t been eating in the kitchen at the time, she’d have missed out on the whole meal! While this isn’t the ideal dinner, spending that extra time with your family is priceless. Even if you’re not a mom who hops up and down throughout the meal, reducing your steps to bring food to the table or clear it afterward is always a blessing, right?
A Kitchen Island
Moms generally spend a lot of their time in the kitchen. Having a place for kids to snack, play games, or work on homework means that they can still have family time while working on their to-do list.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Whether it’s an added wraparound porch or a rejuvenated patio or deck, having an outdoor gathering spot can make entertaining easier for Mother’s day and allow mom to relax and enjoy nature.
A Large Soaking Tub
Mom deserves a spa day whenever she wants. Try giving her an in-home spa day with a large soaking tub in the master bathroom so she can spoil herself whenever she wants to. Once you’ve finished building your home and are putting on the finishing touches, adding some speakers or a big screen TV can really turn any room into a haven she’ll never want to leave!
Main Floor Or Upstairs Laundry Room
A main floor laundry room can keep mom right in the action so the little ones don’t get away with anything while she’s changing a load of laundry on another level. If your family is designing a multi-level home, then having an upstairs laundry room makes it easier for Mom to get the laundry done and put away without having to run up and down the steps with every load.
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping people design and build their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map to build your own home and our expertise; and let you make all the decisions from there. We are currently building throughout the Midwest in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. We would love to help you today in achieving your dream of building a home yourself. Contact us for more information!