24 May What do I need to take into account if I’m looking for a house and I have children?
Are you looking for a new home for your family and you want to make sure you don’t miss anything important? It is essential to take into account the basic aspects and both our current needs and our short to medium term needs when we have children and we’re looking for a house to buy or to rent.
Just as it is not the same to look for a house for one as for two, it is not the same to look for a house for a family with teenagers or a family with small children. Not only for the necessary metres, number of rooms or bathrooms, but for the needs that may arise and the comforts of having certain services close to home.
Here are some tips to choose the perfect house to live with children:
It is important that the house is close to work and not too far from the children’s nursery or school. Maybe at walking distance or near public transport, that would be ideal especially in a city like Madrid.
It is also interesting and very necessary to have close access to nearby services such as all kind of shops, parks or leisure areas and health centers.
And we cannot forget the importance of choosing a safe, quiet area or neighborhood where you can have a good quality of life.
Space and distribution
For family life it is important that everyone has their own room and space, apart from common areas to enjoy together. An extra room for guests or a storage room is also highly recommended.
Something very necessary is having at least two bathrooms, although more will be needed if the family is very large.
Distribution is key to a comfortable daily life, square houses with few corridors optimize space better.
A good idea is to look for a residential house with common areas so that children can play without worries.
Having a parking space or a storage room is also a very interesting feature.
You have to be realistic and look for a house with a price adapted to your possibilities, that’s why it is really important to sit down and see how much you can invest taking into account the value of the house, expenses and possible renovation.
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