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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.
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If your family areas are cramped, dark, and awkward, it’s probably because an outdated floor plan and previous DIY updates left you with an interior design hole you can’t seem to dig yourself out of.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.
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:
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.