The 7 Things All Big Families Need in Their Home

Monday, July 27, 2015
We recently visited friends who have four children and plenty of space to accommodate everyone in the family. As we spent time at their home, I was able to observe the dynamics of the family and their set up. Here's a given: if you’ve got a big family, your home needs to be practical and large enough to accommodate everyone's needs. Bigger families definitely require a slightly different set up than a smaller family. Here are a few things all big families need in their home:

A Large Seating Area
A large seating area is a must for a large family. Ask yourself, if everybody came home and wanted to sit down, would they be able to? If the answer is no, you need more seating! Pages like can give you a little advice on the best seating to get for your large family. There are plenty of options, you just need to make sure it’s practical enough for all of you!

A Big TV
A big family needs a big TV. You don’t want to be straining your eyes trying to see a small screen in a big room! Big screen TVs are relatively inexpensive these days. While I don’t recommend spending too much time in front of the TV, a good Netflix binge with the fam is a great way to bond every once in a while. Sometimes, as a family, it’s nice to watch a movie or a favorite TV show together. You might even have some home movies you’d all like to watch together!

A Large Dining Table
One of the best things about having a large family is eating dinner together. In order for everyone to sit down and eat a meal with one another from time to time, you need to have a large dining table. You may not always have the opportunity to get everyone around the table at the same time, but when you have the chance, take it! It’s a great way to bond, shut out distractions, and find out what’s going on in each other’s lives.


A 4-Slice Toaster
We finally purchased a 4-slice toaster about two years ago. What took us so long??
Nobody wants to wait around for their toast for too long, and you want to make sure your family can get some breakfast or a snack when they need one. A 4-slice toaster should stop any arguments and save time!

Large Pots and Pans
When making dinner for your family, you want to get the meal on the table quickly and efficiently. A large set of pots and pans will make sure you can do enough to feed the whole family at once.

Multiple Bathrooms
A large family can be a challenge when it comes to showering, washing hands, brushing your teeth, etc. It seems like there’s a never ending cue for the bathroom. Having multiple bathrooms and being sure they are well stocked will put an end to bathroom bottlenecks!

A Pet
It might seem silly to get a pet, but a house isn’t complete without one. Your family could bond and share chores when it comes to feeding, walking, and grooming. A pet is a great way to teach children responsibility from a young age too! The more people to help share the responsibility of caring for a pet, the merrier!

Do you have a large family? Do you have these things in your home? Is there anything missing from the list? Leave a comment below to let me know. I hope you and your big family loved this post!

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