Holly Santana. Family Room. November 19th , 2018.
Where an addition is placed on a house will vary depending on the layout of the home and actual site conditions. If there is space on the site that allows for a family room addition on the main level of a home, I often look for a location near the kitchen. If there is no space on the site for a ground level addition, we'll either look at a location such as in an unfinished basement, or consider adding onto a second story. One recent trend we are finding is locating a family space adjacent to bedrooms, especially if the space is located adjacent to kid's bedrooms. This family room space often becomes the kid's 'hang out space'.
Since the family room has to cater to adults and kids, it should contain elements that all family members enjoy. Scour your home from storage to other rooms and find things than can be use in your family room. You can decorate the room with old furniture after having it reupholstered, matching it with a throw rug that can animate the effect of the vintage furniture.
To help your family get the most enjoyment from this room it's a good idea to have family members contribute a wish list of features that they would most like to see in their family room. A family room is functional but a fun place for children and adults alike. Creating that balance an uncluttered look is difficult but workable. Get everyone involved and most importantly be creative. Remember this room is a great place to hang out, enjoy some pop corn and reminisce. When it comes to decorating the walls of the family room there are no set rules. Family room layouts vary from home to home and also from region to region. Some designs have kitchens or open spaces that flow right into the family room. Some home owners are fortunate enough to have a fireplace as the focal point of the room. Some family rooms have entire walls filled with built in cabinets that house the entertainment center for the room. It is likely that there will be at least one wall that you need to decorate. You need to gather the entire family together and come up with a theme that suits all of you best.
Add family-themed accessories. It's important that you use those items that are meaningful to your family in the this room. Display plenty of family photos on the walls, and even feature those crafts that your children created in school. Photos taken on a fun vacation can be displayed on a coffee or sofa table; if your family loves to play chess or checkers, leave the set sitting out on a game table. All of these things make your family room look cozy and lived-in.
Wouldn't be nice if you had a dedicated room where everyone could slow down and meet up, even if it was just for one night a week, so that you can have fun and relax as a family?If you add a family room to your house, then you'll be able to do just that.You have rooms dedicated to cooking and eating with your family, so why not have one whose specific purpose is to spend time together and have fun?A room addition to your home can improve your home life by giving your family a specific, welcoming place to relax and enjoy each others' company. You can enjoy activities like board games, discussion about the latest news events or movie watching together.Not only does the addition of a family room to your home give you a place to gather as a family and spend time together, but you can use the space to free other rooms spread out across the house as well.
The way the economy has been lately most of us are on a strict budget. For an inexpensive idea you can make the theme your family. You can choose pictures of your family in poised or candid shots. They can be blown up to poster size and can be pictured in black and white. Another idea for your theme can be architectural designs or photos of flowers and gardens. With today's technology any digital picture can become a work of art. The most intimidating part of decorating your walls with art is choosing the right frame to compliment both the image and your décor. Often a thin black frame is the most complimentary to both the art work and your décor. Think simple and watch your walls come alive with exuberance. The family room can tend to have too much energy surrounding it. With wallpaper you can have a calming effect with soft patterns and colors that create an airy feeling and will be indicative for that mood you wish to capture. Another trend seems to be decorating with wall stickers or lettering. Wall décor quotes are a fast and easy way to add that special touch. Personalized lettering transfers your thoughts onto your walls with no mess, sweat or expensive trips to the home supply store.
Choose one central theme for the room. Does your family love watching movies or listening to music? Design the room in a way that resembles a theatre or music room. Arrange the sofa and a couple of club chairs closely around the coffee table in a way that all of the furnishings face a big screen television. You might also divide the room into sections; a corner with chair, ottoman and floor lamp for the avid reader, another section for the gamers in the family. If your family enjoys playing pool, ping pong or foosball, why not leave 1/2 of the space open as a game room? This works especially well if you have a very large family room.
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