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A Family Room Addition

A family room addition could be the perfect renovation project for you. With the help of an expert remodeling team, you can either expand the space of your existing family room or create an entirely new space.

Planning a family room addition requires making some tough choices about what features are right for your space. As you work with your designer, architect, or contractor, here are the most important features to consider:


The best location is right next to the kitchen. It should open onto the kitchen without a wall between the spaces, this will give an undersized kitchen a feel of being larger, and it creates a large multi-use space.


Plan for plenty of big windows that let you enjoy the views, and the sunshine, as with all of the details in your new room, look to match the existing house as much as possible.

Door to the outside

Many family room additions include a door to the outside. You will need to plan its location based on any existing deck, patio, or porch. Or come up with a rough plan for a future one, so you can put the door in the right place.

Home theater

A large flat screen television can be hung on the wall, the components can be placed in a cabinet or closet, and the speakers are installed in the ceiling.


A fireplace can be a formal design with a traditional stone surround and a wood mantel or a simple brick firebox. You may want to consider a gas-burning unit. It can be lit and extinguished with the click of a remote control, and vented directly through the wall. For a wood-burning fireplace, you’ll need to add a chimney to the project.

Ceiling features

Depending on the design of the roof above, you may be able to install a cathedral ceiling, possibly with skylights. You can bring a casual feel to the space by covering the ceiling with bead-board. Exposed beams and rafters also create a relaxed look.

The goal of a family room is to provide an open, useful gathering space to relax and get away.

Of all the additions you can put on a home. A family room may provide the best return. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 “Cost vs. Value Report.” On average, you’ll recoup about 61% of your investment when you sell the house.

The bottom line is that adding a family room addition to your property can bring both value and enjoyment. It’s a great feeling to be able to see the finished results of your new room and see the smiles on the faces of your family.