Keeping the Kids in Mind When Choosing a New Home

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New Home in AustraliaOnce you’ve decided to buy any one of the houses for sale in Chatswood, you would definitely have to consider the whole family’s needs and not just your own. Do consider that young children can “love” your house to death if you don’t choose carefully. Check the list below for sound advice on choosing the right home for your kids.

Children Are Active – If you want a home that will fit your children’s activities, find a house that can take their running up and down the hallways, stairs, living room, dining area, bedrooms and practically every place possible. Check the floors and doors for stability just so you know your children can be safe even when they are, literally, on the go.

Children Love Tech – Computers, game consoles, tablets, LED TVs, MP3 players and the like all get their attention. They also love playing around with them if given the chance. It’s best that you new home has provisions for hiding or securing your electrical sockets and wires. Hide them or protect them with socket covers and wire binders. Check for a house where you can screw down appliances or mount them on walls.

Children Want Space –
A large yard or play area inside the house would be a great way of keeping them happy, like the spaces in Ashbury Armstrong Creek. See if the play area inside the house can be extended straight into the yard. Check for house extensions that can become play areas such as porches, a conservatory or a sun room. If there aren’t any, see if the yard is big enough to put in a playground, tree house or even a mini-camping site.

When you’ve narrowed down the possible choices, bring your children along for the final verdict. Let them see the possibilities with you and even plan a little. Make it clear though that the grown-ups have the final say but you promise to consider their input. That way your house can really be called your family’s own.

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