There is no doubt that having a big family around you is just a blissful feeling. There will be more fun and laughter at home, and a shoulder to lean on when the going gets tough. However, with a big family size, you also need more space so that everyone has their own space. After all. if you have a small house, the living conditions can be challenging as everyone will be fighting for space with one another. For instance, the kitchen you cook in can feel a little smaller when there are multiple members in your house. Sometimes, with multiple members wanting or needing a hot shower simultaneously, you might be wondering if you should have gotten your own water heater tank in the first place. Over time, petty issues like these can make you feel very uncomfortable, or even worse, cause a strain on your relationship with your family members.
To avoid having such issues in future, you need to plan well as you are designing and building your living space. In this article, we will share some fantastic tips and essential items that you should have in your home if you have a big family.
So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the content.
Families often feel they do not have time to spend together because parents have hectic schedules and kids have too many after-school activities. However, amidst all the hustle and bustle, all family members must put in the effort to spend time with one another to keep the bond strong.
A good way to foster great family bonds is to do common activities together, such as going on holidays or even frequent outings together. However, as mentioned above, everyone has different schedules, so it can be a tricky affair to sync time together. Hence, it is essential to have a common room large enough to accommodate everyone.
This is because the common room, such as the living room, is a space that is large enough for everyone to gather after a long day at work or at school. And, if you ever have guests coming over, the common room can serve as an entertaining space for you to host holiday parties as well.
Here in the Philippines, the weather is rather hot and humid all year round. Sometimes, when the weather gets too unbearable, you will want to find ways to cool the room down. This is where having a central air conditioning system can come in handy.
When you have a big family, when everyone is gathering in the common room, you can start to feel the room getting stuffy. When this happens, all you need to do is to simply turn on the air conditioner to keep the living room cool and comfortable. On this note, you may also want to consider having a central air conditioning system that keeps the other parts of your home such as the bedrooms cool. Therefore, with a central air conditioning system in your home, all your family members can enjoy perfect summer days without feeling too hot.
As mentioned above, while it is important to have a common space for all family members to gather after a long day out, we also need to ensure that everyone has his/her own personal space. In the past, old-fashioned family homes had shared bedrooms where several siblings had to squeeze into one room because parents back then thought they didn’t need a separate bedroom for themselves. However, in this day and age, it is important for everyone to have a common space to gather and their own individual space to recharge.
Besides needing more bedrooms, families may also want a separate area for work and study. This is so that the stresses from work and study can be kept away from the bedroom, where it should be an area for rest and relaxation. After all, we don’t want to be bringing the stresses with us to bed, right? So, let’s try to leave the work and study stress at the office or study area, not in the bedroom.
Lastly, with a large family size, it is just not feasible to have only one bathroom. This is because if there is only one bathroom, everybody will need to queue up and wait for their turn to shower. After a long day out, everybody just wants to head to bed as soon as possible. With only a single bathroom and having to queue up for it, it will only create more unnecessary tension at home.
As such, if you are constructing your new home from scratch, do take into account the points mentioned above. Consult your architect on how you can design extensive floor plans so that you can suit the needs of every family member.
Now that you have your floor plan all drawn up, it’s time to look at the bathrooms. In your floor plan, you may be wondering how to provide hot water to several bathrooms. Well, let us advise you on this.
If space is not a concern, you can consider going for a water heater tank. Although bulky in nature, a water heater tank can provide hot water to multiple points at home simultaneously. Moreover, water temperature and pressure will not be compromised, so you can be sure that everyone at home can have a premium shower experience. Looking for a quality water heater tank? Click here to find out more about Rheem’s range of quality storage water heaters:https://www.rheemphilippines.com/products/electric-storage-tank/
On the other hand, if space is a concern, you may want to go for a tankless electric hot water heater. Are you wondering what is the best electric tankless water heater? Well, you might want to check out Rheem’s Prestige range of Electric Instant Water Heaters. Built using quality materials such as a stainless-steel heating chamber as well as incoloy heating element, the Rheem Prestige range of Electric Instant Water Heater can provide you with years of quality showers. Plus, the stainless-steel heating chamber and incoloy heating element are removeable, so in the unlikely event of a component malfunction, you need only to replace the faulty parts, instead of the entire water heater unit. This saves you all the time, money and trouble from having to shop for a new water heater, and arranging for installation. Keen to learn more about Rheem’s Prestige range of Electric Instant Water Heater? Click here to find out more: https://www.rheemphilippines.com/product/prestige-platinum-instant-shower/
If you find installing multiple single point instant water heaters in multiple bathrooms to be a hassle, then fret not, because Rheem has yet another solution for you: the RTEC-06 MultiPoint Instant Water Heater. Unlike the bulky water heater tank, the RTEC-06 MultiPoint Instant Water Heater is compact in size because it does not come with a storage tank. This means that you do not have to worry about running out of hot water. Also, with single point instant water heaters, you need to install one unit in every bathroom. However, with the RTEC-06 MultiPoint Instant Water Heater, you only need to install one unit at home to enjoy hot water at multiple bathrooms. To find out more about Rheem’ RTEC-06 MultiPoint Instant Water Heater, click here: https://www.rheemphilippines.com/product/RTEC-06-multipoint-instant-water-heater/
Now that you know all about what you should have in your home if you have a big family, do take the above-mentioned points into careful considerations. With proper planning of space for both common room, bedrooms, as well as bathroom, you can create a comfortable home for you and your loved ones.