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Designing a Home That Will Grow With Your Family


We are Fry Design Company. This is what we're all about: inspiring future owners of custom-designed and built homes to understand and appreciate the value of luxury home design.

What’s the key to finding your family’s dream home? For homeowners who have worked with Fry Design Co., that special key is designing the home you’ve always wanted with a team that is knowledgeable, experienced, and has a sterling track record for customer satisfaction. We’ve worked with hundreds of families in Oklahoma, designing their ideal home and walking with them through the entire process from start to finish.

When you’ve decided that the best way to make your dream home into a reality is to work with a trusted design company, there are a few ideas to keep in mind as you sort through all of the wonderful possibilities.

Give Your Design Ideas Flexibility

You may think that you have every facet of your dream home ready to go in your mind, but pump the breaks just a little bit. For example, let’s say you picture an elaborate guest bedroom, but in reality, your family doesn’t accommodate guests very often. How practical is that elaborate guest room? Let’s say you also imagine a beautiful home office — but you don’t actually picture yourself working from home very often.

What if you could design a room in your home that functions as an office, but could also easily be set up for guest accommodations with something like a Murphey bed? What might have been two underused rooms now becomes a single room that cleverly serves many purposes. Let your designs be flexible and open to creativity!

Have a Forward-Thinking Mindset

It’s important that areas of your home are designed to grow and change with your family’s needs. A room that works as a playroom for young kids may not make sense when those kids are in high school or college. Don’t just think about what a room should be at first, think about what it could be in the future. What was once a rec room could eventually become a studio or theater as your family’s needs change over a lifetime.

Expect the Unexpected

This is an expression that is very important in many facets of life. Here are just a few instances where it comes into play:

  • “We’re having twins!”
  • “We need to care for my parents for a while.”
  • “The kids are moving… back!”

It’s always good to plan for the unexpected because you never know what twists and turns life will send your way. Consider including a room that could serve many purposes over the lifespan of a house, such as an extra bedroom, a playroom, or even a kitchenette.

Don’t Neglect Storage Space

You probably don’t need us to tell you, but families have a tendency to amass a huge amount of “stuff.” Where are you going to store all of the things a family needs? Think of strollers, bikes, toys, books, collections, etc. Plan ahead for ample storage space, and you’ll save yourself a headache years down the road.

Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

The keyword in “dream home” is “dream!” Don’t be afraid to throw in some fun elements in your design, and don’t be afraid to include some elements that don’t require a lot of commitment. Paint can change, flooring preferences will change with the decades — and that’s okay! Have fun designing your dream home.

Discover Your Dream with Fry Design Co.

If you’re ready to begin your home design adventure, contact Fry Design Co. in Oklahoma today to learn about our 4-step process of home design. Before you know it, your home dreams will become a reality!