Not square meters but living environment
Today, almost all developers adhere to the postulate that it is necessary to sell not square meters, but the living environment. And if within the apartment and even a single house a set of options that can make life more comfortable for families with children is limited, the territory of the residential complex leaves room for imagination. But you still need to start with the house, specifically with the organization of entrances.
Yards and entrances closed from the cars
Closed yard space with limited access for vehicles today is the norm in most projects of the mass segment. Often, designing such yards, developers provide two entrances to the house – from the street and from the yard.
If this principle is observed, parents can safely let their children go outside without fear of possible contact with a car. And the entrance from the outside of the house allows not only to quickly get to the entrance, bypassing the yard, but also if necessary to drive up by car to unload bulky things.
Entrances are designed at ground level, so that children and mothers with strollers do not have to overcome obstacles, climb the stairs. Blind iron doors are replaced by transparent structures that not only improve insolation, but also meet safety requirements – it is always better to see what is happening behind the door.
Entrance groups are often equipped with bathroom units. This solution is convenient for both parents and children – if the child wants to go to the toilet, he does not have to go home. Here, parents, if necessary, can change babies.
Developers design special storage rooms inside the entrances for bicycles and strollers . Such storage places can be open or closed, access to the closed area can be organized by a magnetic key.
From non-standard options the lift equipment adapted for needs of children can be noted. In some new buildings in elevator halls and cabins buttons are at the level of growth of the child, there are no restrictions on weight that allows children to go to the necessary floor without adult help.
The growing popularity of the concept of "yard without cars" allows you to increase the territory of the yard and place a sufficient number of playgrounds. Why can not it be limited to one game space? Each age group has its own characteristics and needs. Therefore, for children of different ages, different playing equipment is selected in accordance with the interests and level of physical development.
So, the youngest (children under 3 years) with great interest will appreciate the sandbox and rockers on springs, for older kids various houses, small slides, carousels and swings are perfect.
School-age children have a great need for collective games and active physical development, they prefer a variety of designs for climbing, slides up to two meters, themed areas in the form of castles and ships.
For teenagers older than 12 years more relevant sports component, children at this age are attracted to a variety of simulators. For their needs developers equip sports complexes which include horizontal bars, bars, Swedish walls, benches for exercises on a press. Bicycle paths, basketball and football courts on the territory of the complex will be appreciated by both teenagers and adults.
In addition to the functional content of playgrounds, the appearance and aesthetics of the playing space is also important. Today, in most residential complexes of the mass segment there is an overabundance of plastic, so far-sighted developers, to highlight their project, are increasingly designing playgrounds made of natural materials.
In addition to the gaming equipment made of natural wood, such spaces are filled with boulders, logs, picturesque driftwood. As a floor covering they use sand, gravel, natural chips, which are also elements of the game, contribute to the development of fine motor skills and imagination.
And to make the game space unique and bring it closer to the natural environment, geoplastics tools come to the aid of designers. Simulating the elements and relief of natural landscapes, designers create hills and mountains. Coverage at the sites with the use of geoplastics are most often made of collapsible rubber crumb.
These play areas are more "sterile", but due to the relief provide the child with more opportunities for active physical development.
No less important are the colors chosen for the design of the playing area. Do not forget that the yard is landscaped not only for children, it should be comfortable for residents of all ages. Therefore, when choosing a color scheme, you can focus on one or more colors, avoiding the diversity of the palette.