If your family needs more living space, and you've decided to add a family room to your home, be sure to make the most of the project. Your family will be spending a lot of time in the new family room. Because of that, you want to make sure that you add all of the right components to the design. Here are four things to consider when discussing design options with your remodeling contractor.
Consider Electrical Needs
Now that you're remodeling your home to add a new family room, make sure you consider all of the extra electrical needs you might have. This is especially important where the family room is concerned. Three electrical needs you should consider include the outlets, the lighting, and the switches.
When it comes to designing the electrical system for your family room, you want to include plenty of power outlets. Adding extra outlets will ensure that you have power for all of the electronic devices, including televisions, computers, and phone chargers.
When you're discussing electrical needs with your remodeling contractor, don't forget about the lighting. The right lighting will allow you to get more use out of your family room. You want to choose lighting features that will provide illumination for up-close activities, as well as recessed lighting to spread lighting throughout the room. Be sure to add some dimmer switches, which will allow you to control the lighting.
Provide Natural Lighting
Now that you're designing the new family room, you want to include plenty of natural lighting. There are several ways to add natural lighting to the room. First, include large windows. Second, install skylights. Finally, include French doors, or sliding glass doors in the plans for your new family room. Your remodeling contractor can help you choose the right types of natural lighting for your room.
Add Plenty of Storage
Now that you're ready to add a family room to your home, be sure to include plenty of storage options. If your family is like most, there's never enough storage for all of your needs. Some storage options include built-in shelves and window seats. It's also a good idea to include a built-in entertainment system, with plenty of shelves for all of your system components.
Finally, now that you're in the design stages for your new family room, don't forget about the fireplace. A new fireplace can provide a couple of benefits for your home. First, a new fireplace will add ambiance to the room. Second, a fireplace provides warmth and comfort for your family room. Finally, a new fireplace can increase the value of your home.
For more information, contact a home remodeling service such as ST Evans, Inc.