6 Nursery Must-Haves for Your Custom Home

January 28, 2021

One of the reasons to consider a custom home is when your family is growing. It can be the perfect time to get the home of your dreams that will work for your growing family. If you’ll need a nursery in your custom home, there are a lot of details to consider. Here are some nursery must-haves to help you cover the basics and inspire you as you think about your own:

1. Crib and Bedding

One of the first furniture pieces that come to mind when you think of a nursery is a crib. A crib and crib bedding are one of the biggest nursery must-haves. But, you don’t have to go with a standard crib if you don’t want to.

You could opt for a multifunctional crib that has useful built-in features. You could also go for a convertible crib that can transition into a toddler bed or a daybed. This allows you to invest in furniture that will be familiar and will grow with your child, at least for a few years.

2. Soft, Fluffy Rug

No matter what flooring option you go with in your nursery, a soft, fluffy rug is still a necessity. This gives you and your baby a soft place to crawl around and play. Depending on the layout of your nursery, you could opt for a large rug that covers most of the room or for a few smaller area rugs for specific sections of the room.

3. Changing Table

A changing table along with a changing pad and changing pad cover are definitive nursery must-haves. You’ll want a sturdy place for changes and plenty of storage nearby. Thankfully, there are dresser options that give you storage drawers and a changing table all-in-one.

There are even options where the changing table is a tray that locks on top of the dresser and that you can remove once you no longer need it. This allows you to get what you need in the beginning without taking up extra space while also allowing you to keep the storage you need even as your child outgrows the need for a changing table.

4. Rocking Chair

A rocking chair and a sitting area are a great addition to your nursery design. Not only can this become a bonding area for you and your child, but it will also be useful in creating a nighttime routine or soothing your baby back to sleep. A rocking chair can be a focal point around which you could create a play or reading area that you and your child will be able to enjoy together.

5. Plenty of Storage

One of the important nursery must-haves and something to consider as you work with your builder to design the nursery is having plenty of storage. Between all the necessities for caring for your child plus clothes, toys, furniture, and more, you’ll need a lot of storage. And, it will need to be able to handle your changing storage needs as your child grows.

The right furniture, especially pieces that have built-in storage, are multifunctional, and are convertible, can be a big help. Toy boxes, benches with built-in storage, customizable bookcases, and more can all help you add more storage to the nursery. But, having the right storage built into the design of the room can make a big difference as well.

One of the ways to incorporate more storage into your custom home design is to include closets and useful interior storage details. Although built-in shelves may or may not make sense for your nursery walls, they could be a great addition to a walk-in closet. Even if it’s not a walk-in, adding a closet to your nursery can help ensure you have the storage you need and the room has storage that will meet your child’s changing storage needs as they grow.

6. Accessories for Safety and Comfort

In addition to the big things, you also need to consider accessories for safety and also just for comfort. A baby monitor, a night light, and electric outlet covers can help you make the nursery a safe place. You can also add blackout curtains, a humidifier, and a white noise machine to help create a comfortable environment for sleep.

A diaper pail is a convenient item for you and a definite must-have next to the changing table. A mobile over the crib can be a nice addition for your child’s comfort. Soft toys, comfy blankets, and more can help create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for your baby.

These are just a few nursery must-haves to consider for your custom home. Although there are a lot of details to cover and it can be stressful, partnering with the right custom home builder can help make it easier.

An experienced builder, especially one with an in-house design/build process can walk you through options and help you choose what will work best for you. Plus, they’ll handle the details to help keep your custom home journey as stress-free as possible.

If you’re ready to bring your dream home to life, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!