Once you become a homeowner, you may want to invite your entire family over on a regular basis. This may lead to a situation in which pets, babies, kids, adults, and seniors are in your house at the same time. Fortunately, you will only need to come up with a couple of priorities regarding features and qualities to make sure that you are able to accommodate everyone in your family.
While you may like how some multistory homes look, you should opt for a one-story home for your family. This will prevent any of the bedrooms from being in hard-to-access areas such as upstairs where handicapped or senior family members may not be able to get to comfortably.
When every bedroom is on the first floor, you can look forward to inviting anyone in your family over because you will be able to provide them with a place to sleep. Even if you manage to find a two-story home with a guest bedroom on the bottom floor, you will also grow older in the house and may not always be able to get to your own bedroom on the second floor easily.
With a one-story home, you can gain peace of mind knowing that even if you get injured or grow older and start to experience physical limitations, you will be able to go everywhere in the house.
Hardwood flooring can look incredible and can come with other advantages such as lasting a long time and being easy to clean, but this kind of flooring is not ideal for accommodating an entire family. This is where carpeting is able to shine. This flooring provides so much warmth, comfort, and cushion for everyone inside the house, but especially for children and seniors. For example, a kid or senior who falls to the ground on plush carpeting may not get hurt at all because of the carpet's padding and overall protection. But, a person falling on hardwood or tile flooring could cause a serious injury, which is something that you want to avoid happening as a homeowner.
Since getting carpet is not realistic for the kitchen, laundry room, or bathrooms, you can get strategic with rug placement to enjoy fall protection in every part of the house.
Making these two priorities should not be too difficult and can make a noticeable impact on your ability to accommodate everyone in your family immediately and over the years. Contact a real estate agent for more information.