The family room is one of the most used and loved spaces in the modern home, often serving as a playroom, a media room, an entertaining area, and even sometimes a dining room. It has all but completely replaced the traditional living room in many homes, though some families find that having it as an additional room fits their lifestyle better. This is why a new family room is one of the most popular room additions that homeowners take on as a major home remodeling project. Consider these essential points first if you’re contemplating the addition of a family room to your home.
Lifestyle And Use
When planning a new room, one of the first things you should think about is how you will use it, and the family room is no different. If its primary use is as a home theater, that will impact design considerations, such as window positioning, TV or projector screen installation, and others. If you want the space to alternate between home theater and natural light-filled playroom, your designer will need to plan for window treatments that are easy to open and close and that block out most of the light when closed.
Ideally, your new addition should look like it was always part of the home as much as possible. The exterior elements, including the siding and roofing materials, should match the rest of the building. The roofline should also flow from the original as much as possible. Some home styles have such iconic silhouettes that the addition will be obvious regardless, but you don’t want it to stick out more than necessary.
Windows And Doors
The windows and doors you choose should meet your needs and blend with the rest of the home. If the rest of your windows are all small, having floor-to-ceiling panes on the addition will look odd. Finally, additions are an excellent place to consider skylights for additional light.
Costs Vs. Value
Adding an addition is a costly project, so make sure it is the best choice for you. Usually, there is a reason that a family chooses to stay and remodel their existing home rather than find a larger one. The costs of the addition, including the materials and options, already discussed, and those things you might not think of, such as additional electrical and HVAC materials, window glazing, and more, can add up quickly to a large price tag.
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