Living Room & Family Room
Remodeling in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta’s Top-Rated Design-Build & Remodeling Company

Family room renovations are one of the most significant opportunities for transforming a home. Housing floor plans change so much from one era to the next, and Atlanta and areas such as Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, and Peachtree Corners are an eclectic mix of generational homes, each with its own style and architectural history. With this mix comes the opportunity for gorgeous home renovations, particularly in the family and family room areas.

Living Room Remodeling & Renovation Ideas

Types of Family Room Remodels

Each situation is unique, and there’s no limit to what your family room renovation could entail. You could need additional space on top of what you already have, or you may require a reconfiguration or update of your existing floor plan. Either way, some common types of living areas you can create are:
  • Family room/great room additions
  • Sunrooms
  • Bonus rooms or play areas
  • Attic conversions
  • Expansions and open floor plan conversions

Custom Details for a Family Room Remodel

With most remodels, but especially with living areas, you want to enhance the lighting (natural and electrical), storage (to reduce clutter), and focal features. And, of course, do it all according to your style and taste. We specialize in custom renovations and can incorporate details in your living areas, such as:
  • More or larger windows
  • Custom built-in shelving
  • Fireplace features
  • Architectural details and decorative ceiling structures
  • Updated flooring
  • Lighting plans and fixtures

The founder of Innovative Design + Build has roots in building restoration, which is why our company’s passion and specialty is in high-end home renovations. We take existing architecture and innovate with innate skill and creativity to produce updated spaces full of charm and status like they’ve always had but at a gorgeous new level.

The Family Room Remodel: You Need It More Than You Know

To us, the term “family room” refers to any common area in the home other than the kitchen that’s lived in and regularly used in some way or another, whether it be hunkering down or gathering and entertaining. Historically, family rooms were defined differently and are referenced alongside their counterpart, the living room.

Regardless of these rooms’ past function and formality, family rooms are the all-encompassing hubs for everyday activity and gathering. Because so much time is spent in the family room by many different people, a family room should evoke comfort, hospitality, and leave a notable first impression (even if it’s cluttered).

If your family areas are cramped, dark, and awkward, it’s probably because an outdated floor plan and previous DIY updates left you with an interior design hole you can’t seem to dig yourself out of. Your design wheels are stuck because common areas, historically, are in various, separate regions of the home. Some are right inside the front door, while others are in the center or back of the house. There’s no flow or connectivity, which feels clunky.

There was a time when we lived that way. Each room had its specific purpose and formality. But lifestyles are far more communal today, and a family room renovation could be the key to your entire home interior happiness.

Living Room/Kitchen Combo Remodeling Projects

Due to the popularity of open floor plans, your living room remodel could be a great opportunity to tear down the walls separating it from the kitchen. Of course, if you do this, you’ll want to turn the project into a living room/kitchen combo remodel. For many homeowners, this is a natural decision. After all, if the living room could benefit from a renovation, chances are your kitchen needs an update, too.

With a living room/kitchen combo remodeling project, your family will have more opportunities to spend time together. Instead of mom and dad working in the kitchen while the kids hang out in the living room, everyone can mingle in a communal space. An open floor plan also makes your home more conducive to entertaining guests.

If you choose to blur the line between the kitchen and living room, here are some design elements you may want to include:

  • Kitchen island: An oversized island acts like furniture, grounding the kitchen and creating a natural gathering space. It’s a place to prepare food and where the kids can do homework, browse social media, or eat an after-school snack.
  • Living room furniture: To balance the scale of the kitchen island, you may want a large sectional where family and guests can put their feet up. Don’t push the furniture up against the wall — instead, use it to define the edge of the living room where no physical wall exists.
  • Office space: If you don’t have a dedicated home office, consider creating a built-in area to pay bills, take calls, or work on your computer somewhere between the kitchen and kitchen living. You can even mount a TV to the wall above this work area to entertain the whole family.
  • Unified style: With no wall dividing the two, your living room and kitchen will become one and the same. This means the rooms should share similar architectural features, color schemes, flooring materials, and lighting. Our design team can help you create a cohesive, beautiful, and functional space for your family to enjoy.

The Innovative Design + Build Process

We handle your home remodeling projects with our seamless design-build process. Our process ensures:
  • No details get missed
  • Communication is quick and reliable
  • You have direct involvement every step of the way
Read more about our process to learn how your project needs will be handled.
Working with a design-build company means you get the full gamut of expertise required for an upscale family room renovation. Our team includes architects, interior designers, construction managers, and trade craftsmen all within the same company on the same page with the details of your project.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I want to remodel my living room now, can I have my kitchen remodeled at a later date to match the style?

While this is certainly a possibility, we recommend completing a combined family room/kitchen remodel all at once. Doing a combined remodel offers many benefits, the forefront of which is cohesivity. By having both rooms remodeled simultaneously, you can ensure that the designs blend together seamlessly and you don’t have to worry about materials being unavailable at a later date. It also minimizes the amount of disruption to your home.

What should I consider before having my family room remodeled?

Living rooms often tend to be focal points for a house, so the style and direction you choose to take your remodel are important. You’ll want to pick a design style that you can carry through the rest of your home seamlessly. If you’re not sure where to start, browse our project portfolio for inspiration.