Home Additions That Families Will Enjoy

Home Additions That Families With Children Will Enjoy

As parents, your kids mean everything to you. That is why, when it comes to your home, you want it to be a place where your kids and their friends want to be. If you are considering remodeling your home to be more kid-friendly, here are some great additions that will make your house the coolest house on the block!

Home Additions That Families Will Enjoy: A Playroom

Kids hate to feel isolated. If the only place to play is their bedroom, they are more likely to turn to electronics than to their toys. One way to make toys more appealing is to create a playroom, where all the kids can play together. A playroom offers more space to spread out in. It also provides better storage flexibility. When toys are in the bedroom, they tend to be thrown into one large bin where they are hard to find and often not worth the trouble. When toys are easy to find, kids are much more likely to play with them. Cleaning up is also a breeze. The great thing about a playroom, is that it offers a variety of possible uses once the kids get older. You can turn it into a teen game room, convert it to a guest room, or even save it as is for future grandkids.

An Additional Bedroom

Everyone needs a space to call their own. Kids need privacy and quiet alone time. Having their own room gives them this, plus a sense of ownership, which might help them want to keep it clean! One sure way to reduce arguments is to provide each child with their own room. This can be a safe zone for smaller kids, and a much-needed escape for the older kids. Look at your home and figure out the best space to add a bedroom. You could finish the basement and add a room there. Some people prefer to add up, changing a single-story house to a two story. If one room is abnormally large, you can add a wall and create two bedrooms from one. Or, if you have plenty of outdoor space, you can build out from the existing floor plan.

Home Additions That Families Will Enjoy: A Treehouse

A treehouse takes the fun of a playroom, adds a little magic, and puts it outside! Nothing pulls kids outside quite like their own private fortress. A treehouse can be so much more than a few boards nailed to a tree. A treehouse can look like a miniature castle, log cabin, or jungle retreat. It can include play structures such as swings, slides, poles, nets, and monkey bars. You can run bridges from tree to tree, or run a zipline across. The sky is literally the limit when it comes to treehouses. You will be the envy of the neighborhood and the coolest parents ever!

A Pool

Nothing beats a backyard pool on a hot summer day. When temperatures are blistering, the last thing you want is to have to load the car, pack food, fight for parking, and wait in lines at the community pool. With your own pool, all you have to do is suit up, lather on the sunscreen, and step outside! Gone are the days of needing to divide yourself into two because one kid wants to swim and the other one is cold. And gone are the endless drippy and cold trips to the soaking wet pool bathroom. Everything you need is right there, and swim time won’t take an ounce of preparation. Installing a pool doesn’t have to be overly invasive. Concrete pump trucks can reach over obstacles on your property to pour material. Just be sure to gate your pool and teach each child how to swim.

Home Additions That Families Will Enjoy: Multi-Use Sport Court

One popular addition that will grow with your kids is a multi-use sport court. All you need is a large, flat piece of ground to throw a slab of concrete onto. This can be used for everything from playing with chalk, to riding around on tricycles, to foursquare, to skateboarding, to basketball, to volleyball, to pickleball. In this way, it can change as your kids do. It provides a great place to play and hang out when the grass is wet, and the ground is muddy. You will be surprised at just how versatile and enjoyable a simple paved play space is.

Built-in Firepit

Outdoor fires are magical for everyone, but no one likes to go to all the work of building a pit, gathering wood, setting out chairs, and starting a fire. With a built-in firepit, most of the work is done for you. Built-in fire pits are made from a variety of materials, are relatively inexpensive and easy to build, and yet you are creating a fairy-tale outdoor gathering space where timeless memories will be made singing, talking, and laughing around the fire.

Home Additions That Families Will Enjoy: Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens aren’t just for grown-ups. Kids love eating outside, and every day can be a BBQ day with an outdoor kitchen. Cooking and cleanup are a breeze, so you can spend more time playing outside with the kids. You can even bring notoriously messy activities to the outdoor kitchen, like playdoh, kinetic sand, slime, and water tables! An outdoor kitchen also makes for easy, inexpensive, and stress-free parties, holidays, and other gatherings. Especially if you create a covered seating area, your outdoor kitchen just might become everyone’s favorite room in the house!

Play Structure

Outdoor play structures are always a big hit. Gone are the days of the tiny swing set! Today’s play structures rival Chuck E. Cheese! The play structures that will last the longest are semi-permanent, custom built play structures. Make sure any playhouse areas are tall enough for older kids, and the more features you can include, the better. But your play structure doesn’t have to be outside! More parents are building epic play structures inside the playroom or even a bedroom!

Your kids will grow faster than you can imagine, and they will never get those carefree years of childhood back. Give your kids an idyllic childhood by turning your home into a kid’s paradise. With the right additions, you will create harmony at home, more things to do together, and memories to last a lifetime—priceless gifts for your entire family.

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0.214
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Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$17,900
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0.233
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LEE
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.3041
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LEE
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700 Fargo Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$229,700
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3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,008
SQFT
436 Valley Dr
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$199,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,080
SQFT
426 Cactus Cir
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$202,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,176
SQFT
422 Valley Dr
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$19,700
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0.18
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LEE
COUNTY
424 Alabama Rd S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$20,900
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0.227
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LEE
COUNTY
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$38,700
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0.425
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
702 Zemil Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Mirror Lakes Subdivision
$225,700
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3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,080
SQFT
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Leeland Heights Subdivision
$26,700
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0.335
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LEE
COUNTY
1926 Magenta Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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LEE
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.25
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LEE
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
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Land For Sale
Active
0.46
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LEE
COUNTY
50 Olive Ave S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Not Applicable Subdivision
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0.241
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LEE
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10021 Alabama St
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Heitmans Subdivision
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0.23
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LEE
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3803 15th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.231
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LEE
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3853 Hopevale St
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.244
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LEE
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14121 Cedardale St
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Buckingham Park Subdivision
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0.24
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LEE
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.234
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LEE
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Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$27,500
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0.2387
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LEE
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1025 Chaplin Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$27,500
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0.243
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1027 Chaplin Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
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Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,398
SQFT
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San Carlos Park Subdivision
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0.173
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17374/376 Dowling Dr
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San Carlos Park Subdivision
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0.171
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17486/488 Ellie Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967
San Carlos Park Subdivision
$154,990
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BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,109
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Franklin Park Subdivision
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0.321
ACRES
LEE
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Northwood Subdivision
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,895
SQFT
298 Lakeview Dr
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Berts Bayshore Manor Subdivision
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0.24
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LEE
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Gramac Subdivision
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0.674
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LEE
COUNTY
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North Fort Myers, FL 33903
North Fort Myers Subdivision
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Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,385
SQFT
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Edgewaters Gardens Subdivision
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0.23
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LEE
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Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
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0.356
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LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral Subdivision
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0.344
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LEE
COUNTY
1721 NE 16th Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
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0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1627 NE 16th Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
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0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
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Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,734
SQFT
217 SW 31st Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Cape Coral Subdivision
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Land For Sale
Active
0.229
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LEE
COUNTY
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Matlacha, FL 33993
Matlacha Subdivision
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0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
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Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral Subdivision
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0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Not Applicable Subdivision
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Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
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Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Port Charlotte Sec 031 Subdivision
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Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
COUNTY
8162 Dressel Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Port Charlotte Sec 058 Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$19,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
COUNTY
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Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Port Charlotte Sec 072 Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$15,500
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
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Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Port Charlotte Sec 072 Subdivision

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