It is only natural for teenagers to desire their own space and responsibilities as they grow older, so it can be valuable to provide them with their own private retreat. This essentially consists of a space, furniture, storage, plumbing, electricity/technology, accessories, and more. Fortunately for you, Acrua Development are experts in building custom teenager retreats for you!
What your teenage retreat looks like and consists of really depends on the teenager in question and what you have at your disposal. Some people convert the garage convert the garage into a living space, while others have the luxury of building a brand-new structure on their property. One other option is taking a room or section of your current house and handing it over to your teenager.
Granny flats and cabins built in the back garden are popular choices when it comes to building a new structure. These can come in easy-to-build kits or you can have an architect design yours specifically. However, whatever you choose, just make sure that it includes absolutely everything they need, including a sleeping area, kitchen, bathroom, and living area. The building should also be insulated to ensure that it is warm and cost-efficient. Acrua development ensure that your build is fully insulated and includes all your requirements.
The easy way to answer this question is to ask the teenager themselves. What do they want within their teenage retreat? The whole point is that this becomes their space, so ask what colour paint to use, what kind of flooring they would like, what kind of accessories they want, etc. Give them real input from the very start and Acrua Development can take it from there!
• Furniture – Chances are, they are going to want to have friends over at some point, so look so large couches that accommodate this. Beanbags are great cheap alternatives. If your child is into gaming/TV, an entertainment unit is a great purchase to keep everything neat and tidy. Beyond this, coffee tables, a desk, a bed, a bedside table, drawers, and a wardrobe are key elements.
• Accessories – This is where you add the personal touch, meaning that your teenager should have near full control. Let them choose how they want the retreat to be decorated, ensuring that they feel comfortable within the space.
• Electricity – This is a necessity but not something that you should try yourself. Teenagers often used a whole lot of electricity with their modern gadgets, so it is important that there are plenty of sockets available to them. Acrua Development can handle all the electrics for you.
• Technology – First up, every single teenage retreat needs a solid Wi-Fi connection. It is important that your child can get online in order to do their homework, game, watch Netflix, and socialise with friends. However, in terms of online safety, you should keep an eye on your teenager’s online activity and how much time they are spending glued to screens.
• Kitchenettes – This will ensure that your teenager is able to cook simple meals on their own, a vital step towards their independence. Even if you do not want to get them a cooker, perhaps add a microwave and fridge. Acrua Development can assist with the fitting of these fixtures.
• Bathroom – This is a vital part of the teenage retreat. After all, it isn’t ideal for them to be popping back inside to use your loo all the time. They want real independence. However, this will require plumbing, which is where an expert service such as Acrua Development comes in.
• Soundproofing – Acrua Development can add soundproofing in at the building stage to ensure that your noisy teens don’t keep you up all night.
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