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February 10, 2016 by Caleb Haniquet

Decorating Ideas for Your New Family Room:

Family is one of those wonderful gifts that life gives you without asking for anything in return. All of your traditions, customs, behaviors and habits, whether you like them or not, all stem from your upbringing and the people who had the biggest impact on your life. All families have their ups and downs, good and bad, easy and tough times, but after all, they are non-refundable. A lot of those fond memories and influential moments families used to have together seem to be lost today in a world full of technology and distractions, which is why building a family room should be at the top of the home owner’s home improvement list during these advanced times.

You want your family room to be a comfortable, cozy, inviting place so that your family enjoys spending an ample amount of quality time in this space. Carpet is the best flooring choice for a family room because not only is it soft, warm, and snug, but it’s great at muffling sounds that may come from watching movies and television, or listening to music. You are able to enjoy what you are watching and listening to without disturbing other people in the home, so it’s a win-win. You’ll also want to make sure that your carpet is durable due to the high traffic, easy to clean in case of spills, and informal to give a more casual look and feel. Twist carpet and loop carpet are both excellent choices when choosing flooring for your family room. You can ask your general contractors about types of carpet to get a better idea of what to select for your home improvement project.

When it comes to designing your new family room, it’s important to have fun with your options. Be creative, be inventive, and most importantly be open to new ideas. When redesigning a new room in your home, the first step is usually to pick the type of paint you want for your walls. The family room provides many options from neutral and elegant, to bright and deep color schemes, depending on the look you are going for. It’s important to still try and go with the scheme of the home even if you are trying to go outside the box. Be sure to buy a sample of the paint first and try it out, because sometimes the color doesn’t look exactly the same as it did on the swatch.

Decorating your family room is the best part about home improvement projects. A big flat screen television equipped with surround sound is one way to get the family to gather together, but if you’re going to have a big TV, you’re going to need a big couch to go with it. No matter how many family members you have, purchasing an “L” shaped sectional couch with recliners on the ends is never a bad idea. It’s always good to know you have the means to accommodate guests in your home and you never have to worry about running out of room. A Built in bookcase and extra shelves are always vital in a family room because you want to provide the family with more options other than just watching television. The extra shelves on your bookcase can be used to store board games, because what’s a family room without family game night?

Let Center Island Contracting help bring you and your family back together. Ask our general contractors for advice on flooring, paint schemes, and designing ideas for your new family room. Call 631-465-9765 to get your home improvement project started today.

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