Household schedules are so fragmented. Home is the sanctuary where families can still be together and we’re looking at home design to provide more of those opportunities to connect.
It could be reading with the kids before their bedtime. It could be board games, crayon artwork masterpieces or a one-act play. It’s a space for time together upstairs. As the children get older, this becomes a perfect space where Mom and Dad can monitor and help with homework. An upstairs gathering place is also welcome when other families come to visit and there’s an upstairs place for the kids to play.
The Hatteras Cape plan has a loft which would make an ideal Lounge area.