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It’s important to consider your family’s needs when looking for a new home in order to ensure that it supports your lifestyle. With that in mind, here are a few important home features that parents are often thankful for having.

Well-Designed Mudroom
It’s easy to overlook, but a mudroom is essential to keeping the house clean when little ones are running around. A designated space for shoes, jackets, etc., will help maintain organization as soon as they come through the door. Plus, if it’s equipped with a washing machine and dryer, the kids can take off their dirty clothes as soon as they come inside from playing.

Spacious Yard
When children are able to run around and get rid of their energy during the day, everything else just seems to go smoother. A spacious backyard, of course, provides the perfect place for them to do just that while allowing you to keep a watchful eye on them. Add a swing set or jungle gym to play on, and the kids will surely be tuckered out come bedtime each evening.

Bonus Rooms
As kids get older, you can never really have too much space. A bonus room can provide you with much-needed flexibility through the years. Whether it’s used as a learning space where they can do schoolwork or a rec room for indoor activities, you can always redesign the room to meet your needs. Plus, if the family gets a little bigger in the future, it can always serve as a bedroom.

Smart Home Tech
There are a million different ways smart home technology can help make a parent’s life easier, like using a smart security system to keep an eye on things when you leave the children home alone. For those with kids who tend to forget to turn off the lights when they leave a room, a smart light system with motion sensors can solve that problem.