Family Room. Saturday , November 17th , 2018 - 01:52:15 AM
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.
Often a family room plays many roles, so it's important to design the space to allow for the functions you need. Here are some things to consider: 1. While it's nice to have a separate media room, often the space or funds are not available for this luxury. Consider designing the family room to accommodate movie night by incorporating room darkening black-out shades and the necessary electronic equipment and speakers. 2. If you often need a place for extra guests to sleep, a family room can be converted easily to a sleeping area if you incorporate the right furniture. A queen size sleeper sofa can comfortably sleep two (look for ones with an inflatable mattress topper for additional comfort. Also standard size sheets will fit better since the mattresses are as thick as a conventional ones). If additional sleeping space, or individual beds are desired for activities like kid's sleepovers, then look for furniture such as ottomans and chairs that fold out to single beds. If you have the space, you may also be able to incorporate a day bed. For additional sleeping, look for a day bed with a trundle below (these are also great for kid's bedrooms for a friend who sleeps over). 3. One of the complaints we frequently hear about homes is that the dining room is too small for big family get togethers. But when asked how often people entertain large groups, it is often only once or twice a year. A family room addition can help solve this problem if space is designed in for a large expanding table. 4. A large table is also useful in a family room because inevitably kids will end up doing their homework where the family gathers. A large table is a perfect multipurpose addition to the family room. To save space, it can even be placed with an end against a wall surface, and pulled out when additional seating is needed.
If you ever reach a point where you decide to move and have to sell your house, the fact that the home has a family room will make it an attractive prospect to potential buyers. Seeing that a home on the market has this extra room that other homes nearby might not have not only makes your home worth more, but puts it ahead of the competition when it comes to being sold. It isn't uncommon for the value added to the home by a family room to surpass the initial cost of building it before long. Knowing what you know now, doesn't make sense to get started on your family room addition? The sooner you do, the sooner your family can enjoy their comfortable new space. Not only that, but adding it soon rather than later will allow you get a jump on getting increased value out of your home. The family room is where your family gathers to relax, watch television, play cards, listen to music, put together a jigsaw puzzle or just unwind. While you want every room in your home to be beautiful and appealing, the family room is where you can more or less do what you please. Below, you will find some great ideas for making your family room one that is both welcoming and original, incorporating the interests of your family members.
Use the colors you love. In most other rooms where your guests congregate, you naturally want to use colors that are a bit on the calm, relaxing side. In the family room, anything goes! Whether you choose bright red and pale yellow or green, gold and rust, the choice is yours. You may not want to go as far as purple or chartreuse, but you can play with color and experiment to see what works best for you. The family room is exactly what the name implies - a room especially for your family! Have fun, be creative and enjoy relaxing in a room that reflects the true interests and personalities of your family members. As households grow, so do their space requirements. Suddenly a house that seemed adequately sized for two or three may feel tight when more family members arrive. If a home already has enough bedrooms, a family room addition is often a useful addition to increase the amount of square footage in a home and increase the functionality.
The family room is usually arranged around a focal point, so by changing the way the main feature appears can change the look of the room. A new entertainment center or a LED television can make this change, and other tricks can be retiling the fireplace or replacing the mantle. If the window is the focal point redecorate the windows.
Splashes of color can also transform your room and pull it neatly together. It's okay to throw bright colors in a family room. The combinations of blue and green, orange and red, are strong bold colors that will be sure to bring a smile to your face. Reds and oranges are energetic colors while the blues and greens will be more calming.
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