New Home Ideas to Make Life at Home Fun and Functional

If you’re ready to build a new home, or purchase a newly built home, consider these new home ideas to make your family’s new home functional and fun for everyone.

The builder group at Kinniburgh South has home plans that feature or can accommodate many of these new features. What would you like to incorporate into your new home?

Functional ideas for your new home

On the functional side, we are seeing many builders incorporate a 2nd-floor laundry room, keeping the laundry close to the closets – no need to drag those heavy baskets down to the basement. Some home plans even connect the laundry room to the primary bedroom’s walk-in closet.

Mudrooms with lockers for every family member are almost essential in our climate! Contain the mess and keep everything in its proper place with handy lockers and hooks. Some even have room for a dog wash station!

From the mudroom, consider a walk-through pantry. Drop the grocery items right on their shelves as you enter the home and keep your kitchen clutter-free. And if your plan doesn’t incorporate a walk-through pantry, be sure to include a pantry in your kitchen for extra storage.

Many new homes are incorporating technology/work stations into nooks and even bedrooms. A dedicated space for study or for working from home, without the need for a full-blown home office. Although if you do want an office, many new homes are adding in home offices, or flex spaces that make great offices, whether its for parents working from home, students needing a dedicated study space, or a space to run your home business.

And of course home automation, from lighting to heating and cooling and home security, new homes can be equipped with all of the energy saving and safety features you need. Control your home from your smart phone, or pre-program everything so you come home to a warm and well-lit house

Fun ideas for your new home

On the fun side of the home plans, we’re seeing additions for the entire family to enjoy. Basements equipped with wet bars, home theatre systems and even home gyms make the most of this extra space.

Second floor bonus rooms are a great way to allow the family to spread out, or gather together for a game night or a movie.

Kitchens are the hub of a home, and extra touches can make it fun for everyone – beverage and snack stations for the kids, or wine racks for the parents make it easy to store whatever you crave.

Triple car garages mean you’ll room for a workshop or those “big-boy” toys, whether you want to store your boat on-site or need to keep you snowmobiles ready to go, the extra garage space means you’re ready to play, no matter the season.

And if you choose to build a new home with one of our builders, probably the most fun is selecting your interior choices. Your new home will be customized with your choice of finishings, from cupboards and countertops, to flooring and paint colours. When your new home is ready, it will reflect everything you and your family wanted to make the house a home.

Builders are now designing new homes for Phase 2B in Kinniburgh South. Contact our builders today to learn about their available lots:

Sterling Homes Show Home

Broadview Homes Show Home

Golden Triangle Show Home

Sui Generis Available Homes

3D Homes

Posted Jan. 25, 2021