The top five homes for flexible family living

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all family home. Some families want everything open plan to keep an eye on the kids, others need quiet getaways for distraction-free work – and some are after hidden storage spots to keep their spaces looking neat and tidy.

Historically, this would be a hard hunt for aspiring homeowning families – but that’s where the beauty of new builds really shines through. Homes can be adapted, tweaked and personalised to precisely fit their owner’s needs. So, when it comes to finding – or rather creating – the perfect family home, new builds are often the answer.

In this blog, we’ve listed our top five housetypes – each designed with family living in mind.

1. The Keyne

With 5 bedrooms, The Keyne is a favourite for families looking to grow. It’s beautifully spacious with an open plan kitchen/family/diner, which is great for getting everyone together. Alternatively, the separate living room allows for some quiet time which can be enjoyed after a long and busy day.

The Jack & Jill style bathroom, which has access from two bedrooms, means the kids can share when they need to – a sure way to speed things up when you’re getting ready for the school run.

As families grow, stuff can accumulate – it’s a fact of life! But with The Keyne, there’s no need to worry about a messy house. There’s great storage throughout, including a hiding spot under the stairs to keep your clutter out of sight. It’s spacious enough to stash toys, school bags, sports equipment and all the other usual suspects .

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2. The Garnet

Our 4-bedroom Garnet home is best known for the iconic statement floor-to-ceiling window, which draws in plenty of natural light to keep your home feeling open and spacious. The ground floor accentuates family living with a dedicated family room that’s separate from the kitchen diner – ideal for children to watch films or play video games.

And upstairs you’ll find three double bedrooms meaning there is plenty of space for everyone, including a spacious main bedroom fitted with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe.

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3. The Barlow

The choice is yours with The Barlow as the downstairs floorplan is fully flexible. So, whether you want something open plan to create a sociable environment ideal for hosting family or friends, or a closed floorplan for moments of privacy, it can be adapted and tailored to suit whatever is best for you.

There’s also a separate utility room so, no matter what floorplan you opt for, you’ll always have a space to do the washing without creating mess elsewhere – tidy house, tidy mind ! If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find a separate dedicated study space, perfect for working from home.

Of the four bedrooms, three are big enough for double beds which is ideal for you and older kids. The spacious main bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe for plenty of extra storage. The fourth bedroom is the ideal size for a single bed or a baby nursery.

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4. The Clermont

This 4-bedroom home is an open plan lover’s dream. It has a fully open plan kitchen complimented by bi-folding doors, which lead straight out onto the garden – a lovely set-up for those summer months if you’re planning al fresco dining with friends or family.

There’s also an island in the heart of the kitchen: ideal for being able to help kids with their homework, a relaxed breakfast before school or casually working from home (without being too far from the coffee machine )!

Upstairs boasts four bedrooms, perfect to accommodate the whole family. The main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, and the first floor is complete with 3 additional bedrooms, a family bathroom and a storage cupboard.

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5. The Paris

With four double bedrooms and a dedicated study, The Paris is a favourite for slightly older families. As it’s spread across three separate floors, this home can come in handy for older children who want some additional privacy and space. And whether you work from home and want a space to feel motivated in, or if you need some quiet time for work or revision, the study provides all the focus space you could need.

On top of this, if you own more than one car, the garage which comes with the house provides an additional parking space alongside the driveway.

So, whether you’re a new family with young children, a family looking to expand or an older family with growing kids needing more space to stretch out, The Paris may be the perfect home for you!

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