It’s no secret that new construction homes are fantastic for new and growing families. From amazing features that make life safer and simpler for life with littles, to amazing amenities that help families thrive, building new for your family makes a lot of sense.
NewHomeSource asked some of the largest and most well-known American home builders and developers about the best family-friendly features in their new homes and communities. Here is what they said:
Amazing Amenities, Open Floor Plans, and Healthy Homes
Families get a trifecta of great benefits when they build in a KB Home community.
According to KB Home, families can make the most out of their new home and new life before they even walk in the door of their house. Fabulous amenity packages in their communities make it easy for families to stay active, healthy, and engaged with their neighbors. KB Home community amenity packages include clubhouses, walking trails, pools, playgrounds, greenspace, sports courts, and so much more, so your family can find your new favorite activity without having to leave your neighborhood.
Life with children of all ages is facilitated by having a home with an open floor plan. KB Home designs stunning houses, with great rooms that actually work for how families live. You can whip up some movie theater-worthy popcorn in the kitchen while your family gets to pick out what you’re going to watch for family movie night in the living room without feeling left out.
Healthy living and general wellness are another way KB Home designs their houses for modern living. With brand new fixtures, features, and finishes, all built to rigorous quality codes, families can rest easy knowing that they’re moving into a safe, healthy home.
Spacious Living and Fabulous Amenities
Family living is a little easier when everyone can have their own space. Buying a new construction home from Mattamy Homes means investing in a beautiful and spacious home designed to give your family a serene retreat from the world.
On its surface, a massive owner’s suite might not seem like the first priority for family life. But imagine the possibilities: Want to pile up in a big, comfy bed and watch Netflix and relax? In a Mattamy Homes’ house, the main bedroom has enough space for a king sized bed, an entertainment center, and plenty of space for curling up and relaxing. Want to have your newborn’s bassinet setup in your room for the first six months? You’ll have plenty of space for all of baby’s needs without sacrificing your own space. (And when you need a sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle of kids, pets, or even your spouse, you can escape to a tranquil bedroom where you have plenty of room to veg out for a quick episode of The Office or The Great British Bakeoff!)
Mattamy Homes’ roomy secondary bedrooms also have enough space to give your children a sense of ownership over their rooms. Your children can let their creativity blossom when they design their room for their station in life and personal desires. Spacious secondary bedrooms give you plenty of room to design functional nurseries that have everything you need to care for a new baby, and grow with your child as they need space for big-kid toys, and then teens who need queen-sized beds and a desk for studies.
Outside of the home, families who build in a Mattamy Homes community can take advantage of resort style amenities. Families can stay fit at the community fitness center, and enjoy healthy activities with neighbors. Pools and playgrounds provide convenient destinations for summer days, when your family wants to get out of the house, but isn’t in the mood to load up the car and go somewhere far away.
Check out one of Mattamy Homes’ family-friendly home designs, such as the Arboretum, Sunstone, or the Renaissance. To find a Mattamy Homes community near you, head to NewHomeSource.com and enter your location!
Blue Mountain Communities
Beautiful Homes and Beautiful Scenery
Blue Mountain Communities knows that your family needs more than three walls and a roof to call home. That’s why they design stunning new homes, artfully set in sublime natural settings. Beautiful bucolic views allow your family to enjoy the California landscape, while still having a comfortable home to return to at the end of a fun-filled day. Spend your days exploring the great outdoors with your loved ones, and your evenings in an artful new home when you’re ready to relax.
Your family can live in the harmonious balance of architecture and nature when you move up to Blue Mountain Communities.
Easy Multi Generational Living
When you build a new home from Dragas Companies, you’re investing in a comfortable and flexible living space. Their homes are specially designed to facilitate family living.
Outdoor patio space gives you a wonderful area to enjoy your backyard with your loved ones while the kids play outside. Open public spaces in the home are perfect for seasonal gatherings, and more casual events, and give parents a clear lines of site to all corners of the house. Dual primary suites are available for families who want to embrace multigenerational living.
Healthy Homes, School at Home, and Flexible Spaces
Shea Homes gives families a wide range of benefits to families living in their houses.
Pure Living by Shea Homes is a promise from your builder that you will move into a safe and healthy home. Living in a Shea Homes house lets your family take a deep breath and enjoy your new home to the fullest. Protecting your family from germs and mold, Pure Living is perfect for your family.
Shea Homes knows that your new home is the center of family life. A new construction home by Shea Homes is designed with wellness in mind to help your children thrive. Your children will have plenty of room for homework and studying. As your children start to enter school, SheaConnect offers a wide range of smart home features that make it easy to connect to high speed internet, perfect for completing homework and projects.
Flexible floor plans are the final cherry on the top of your new home. Families can use Shea Homes’ flex rooms as an additional space for children, or go the opposite direction, and create an adult hobby space that can be safely closed away from small kids. With a flexible living space, your family can design your home to fit your life, not the other way around.
Richmond American Homes
Wide Ranging, Thoughtful Features for Families
New home plans by Richmond American Homes have a wide range of thoughtful features that make family life easier and more seamless.
Second floor laundry rooms come standard in many Richmond American Homes houses, including the Coronado, Pearl, Moonstone, and Ammolite plans, making it easy to get an extensive family chore done. With a second floor laundry near all the bedrooms, you won’t have to lug baskets of clothing up and down stairs. Older children can’t complain too much about bringing their dirty laundry to the wash room either.
Bonus rooms in a Richmond American home give your family the perfect space to fit your life. If your family needs a home gym, extra study space, play room, or a crafting space, you can use your flex space to work for whatever your family wants to do. Some of the plans that offer a bonus room include the Hemingway, Darius, and Presley.
Built in tech centers are another wonderful family friendly feature found in many Richmond American Homes plans, including the Azure, Deacon, and Onyx. These lovely built in nooks give your family extra work spaces, perfect for getting homework done, a bill paying center, and a convenient spot for working from home.
Resources from Your Builder
As you shop for a family home, you can leverage resources from home builders to help design your house. Brookfield Residential has an extensive blog series with resources for families. The Brookfield Residential blog can help families design their home to fit their lives, from preparing for a move with pets, childproofing a house, and more.
Have you built a new home for your family, or are you thinking of buying new for your family home? Let us know in the comments below why buying and building new works for your family.
After graduating in 2016 from The University of Texas with a degree in English, Sanda Brown became a content writer for the BDX with a focus on website copy and content marketing.
At the BDX, Sanda helps write and edit articles on NewHomeSource.com, writes website copy for builders, and manages a team of freelancers that work on additional content needs.