Condos aren't often thought of as family friendly places to live, but the truth is that you can design a home that will be absolutely perfect for raising your family. In this way, you can provide a safe place for your children to learn and grow, and you can also enjoy the convenience of city life and affordable living.
Check out the tips below to learn how to make your condo family friendly.
Keep an Open Floor Plan
If you're planning on renting or purchasing one of the many modern and attractive condos in Montreal, it should be even easier to maintain an open floor plan than in an older condo that may have too many walls in the way to achieve this look.
The advantage to having an open floor plan is the ability to mingle with your entire family even if you're in different rooms doing different things. So, for example, a mother can keep an eye on her kids playing in the living room while she cooks in the kitchen.
Opt for Furniture Made of Durable Materials
Your kids love running around, playing, and sometimes even making a mess around the house. So to create a really family friendly and kid friendly space, choose pieces of furniture that aren't only decorative, comfortable, and modern, but also made of durable materials. Opt for darker colours to hide spills and stains, and go for materials that will also withstand a lot of wear through the years.
Use Space-Saving Bunk Beds
Are you currently living in a small condo but you have more than one child and you're waiting to save more money before finding the ideal home to move to? Then consider adding a stylish and space-friendly bunk bed to your kids' bedroom.
Keep Clutter to a Minimum
Staying organised in a tight space can be difficult, but it isn't impossible. Search for storage nooks throughout your condo, and go beyond your closets.
For example, can you set up extra shelving in your office, living room, bedroom, etc. where you can place things for storage and convenient access? Can you add an extra small piece of furniture here and there that will match the rest of your dÃ©cor while giving you extra storage space?
If you can keep your home organised, you can maintain a more open floor plan and your kids will also learn the value of living clutter-free.
Set Up a Place Where Your Kids Can Play
Even if it's just a small area of the living room, always make sure that there's a space where your kids can spend their time and play. Of course, they should have a desk on which they can complete their homework for school, but they also need room inside to express themselves creatively and have some fun.
With the above tips in mind, you can create a really great family friendly condo space that everyone will love. From the open floor plan, to the clutter-free kids' bedroom with bunks, there are plenty of ways to make your condo the perfect place to live.