Family Room Remodeling Ideas You Need to Know

March 25th, 2021 | by caronq

If you love your current home and neighborhood, but need more living space for family gatherings and entertainment activities, consider having a family room addition. This is a perfect place for modern amenities, such as a bar, games, TVs and other media equipment. If you’re already thinking about this, but don’t know where to start, here are a few ideas to consider:

Location

This should be one of the first things you need to do when planning your family room. This is so you can determine whether you’ll be repurposing an existing room or adding an addition on to your home to meet your needs and preferences. If you’re going to remove existing walls to combine two smaller places for your family room addition, you’ll need to work with a contractor to check if the walls aren’t structurally necessary for your home.

Windows and Doors

Choosing the right kind of windows and doors is also an important part of the family room remodeling process. You’ll need to consider how much natural light you want as well as how you can provide a great view of the outdoors for your new addition. Energy efficiency is also a big factor, so make sure to select windows and doors with a high R-value (3 to 3.7 in double-pane windows and 5 in triple-pane windows) and a low U-factor (0.30 and lower). 

Windows that have a low-emissivity (low-E) coating or film are also recommended if you’re looking for better insulation and more energy efficiency. 

Lighting and Electrical Needs

When you’re planning for lighting, electrical devices and the location of outlets and switches in your family room addition, take into account how much natural light enters the room during the day so you’ll have a good idea of how much general and accent lighting you’ll need. Depending on your design, accent lights can be placed in bar areas and shelving, under cabinets and over paintings and fireplaces. We suggest using compact fluorescent and light-emitting diode (LED) light options to maximize energy efficiency. 

When it comes to well planned home remodeling , Peartree Homes has got you covered! Whatever design you might have in mind, we’ll get the job done professionally and make the most of your investment. Call us today at (843) 343-5808, or reach us online through our convenient contact form.