Many homeowners are considering a plan for a family or bonus room addition not only to create more space for all the family members but also to accommodate all their electronic needs. Today’s modern family is certainly dependent on computers, mobile devices and other electronic gadgets. And the traditional living room is no longer sufficient to accommodate all these. Which makes a family room the best option to bring the family together in one single area of the house.
What is included in a family room?
Basically, a family room is an area in the house where the entire family can spend time together and find something to do together. This is often separate from the living room, which is built specifically to host and entertain adult guests. Plus, a living room is more formal and traditional than a family room.
According to many construction companies, family rooms commonly include informal dining places, home entertainment systems, an office corner or desk and lots of seating areas and places to lounge around and put up your feet. The primary purpose of a family room addition is to bring the family together in a single area of the house even if they are not all doing the same thing.
A family room should cater to the needs of every family member. Thus, you may want to think about adding shelves and cabinets to organize and store books and board games. Because many families love watching movies together, installing an entertainment center is also a good idea for a family room. Make sure, however, that there will be enough storage spaces for the DVD collection. And because computers are becoming more of a necessity, it also helps to include an office corner in the family room where you can place the computer and some basic office supplies. And of course, a family room is never complete with sufficient amount of seating. Every member of the family needs to feel comfortable in the family room and this will be possible with sufficient amount of comfortable seating arrangements.
A family room is for the entire family
If you are planning a family room addition, keep in mind that it will be a place where the entire family will gather and spend time together – including the little ones. And as such, accidents are bound to happen. This is especially true for bigger families who when together, accidents happen, someone gets hurt and something gets damaged.
To prevent this from happening, you need to plan for precautionary measures. For example, it would help if you use furniture that is proven safe for small children. It also helps if you will opt to use carpets and furniture that are easy to clean and, if possible, resistant to most stains. To save floor space, consider using storage boxes that can be used for seating to store your kids’ toys.
When planning for your family room, always keep in mind that this is room for you and the entire family. Thus, every member of the family should find the space comfortable and easy to live in.
A family room is a great addition to every house to help encourage the whole family to spend time together. It is important for every family to spend quality time with each other especially for those with growing kids and teens and this will enable the parents to look after their children more effectively and understand their interests more easily. As such, they will be able to guide them more effectively as they transition into adults.
Always work with a trusted and experienced contractor to assist you in planning your family room addition. It is important that the contractor you hire understands your needs and desires for the family room. Give Rabon Construction a call now to inquire about their services.
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