A big family makes for a livelier and happier home–but there should be enough space to comfortably accommodate everyone, especially when it comes to recreational activities. This is where a family room comes in. The concept of a family room was first introduced in the 40s, offering a dedicated spot for television sets and other media equipment that most homeowners are averse to setting up in their formal sitting room. Now family rooms are designed to cater to the lifestyle needs of modern homeowners. And if you’re planning to add one to your home, you’ll want to plan accordingly.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of SE Florida, the trusted kitchen cabinets refacing company, shares some handy tips here:
- Make sure its design matches your home’s architecture. You’ll want your family room addition to look like it has always been part of your home. That’s why its exterior elements, such as roofing, siding, and trim, should match exactly with the existing structure. Aiming for a seamless blend between the original rooms and the family room addition helps ensure that your home doesn’t look uneven from the curb.
- Take your specific needs into account. Some family rooms are designed solely as a media room with all the works–comfortable seats, a large-screen TV, advanced speakers–but some additions can also be used as a “multi-purpose room”. This isn’t usually an issue if you have plenty of space to work with since you can create “zones” to accommodate the interests of every family member. But if not, you’ll need to do some prioritizing before you can create a final layout. You can always consult a premier home remodeling company like DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of SE Florida, for a smart and effective design that can perfectly meet all of these needs.
- Be careful about location. Which part of your home are you adding the family room to? This may require knocking down some walls, so make sure to work with a reliable remodeling company early in the planning stages. This way, they can thoroughly assess for possible structural problems, especially if the walls you plan to remove turn out to be load-bearing or structurally necessary.
Aside from quality bathroom remodel, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of SE Florida can also handle your home addition needs. Look no further for a comfortable, well-designed family room addition that can improve quality of life in your forever home. We serve the areas in and around Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Port St. Lucie, FL. Call us today at (561) 935-3915 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.