When it comes to remodeling and room additions, there are several options available. As long as there is space, you can usually add a room anywhere on the home. It's best to get a general idea as to what the room is going to be used for before you begin the remodeling project so that you don't waste your time or the time of the contractor.
A family room is an addition that will give you the space that you need to talk with family and friends. You can create a relaxing environment with a couch, comfortable chairs and a lamp, allowing for space to play board games in the evening or observe the outdoors from a set of French doors. When you're designing a family room, consider using neutral colors as this can give a warm feeling instead of brighter colors that you might use in other areas of the home. A few distressed beams add a bit of character to the room as well.
When you begin a room addition or remodeling project, you probably go into it thinking that you only want a small space. This type of construction project can often become expensive as there are electrical components to add, flooring and new walls. However, if you make a budge and stick with it, then it's easier to make your dream a reality with a new room.
If you have children, then one room addition you might want to consider is a play room. You can put soft carpet in the room along with child-friendly furniture. Put all of the toys as well as a television so that children can watch family-friendly videos and shows to create an area that is safe to play every day. Another idea is to create a home office so that you can get work done for your job or so that children can have a quiet place to study for tests and do homework. You can also add a few bookshelves to make a library along with comfortable chairs to give everyone a place to relax while reading or writing.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.