Over time, the living room has evolved from being a formal place for entertaining guests into a common area for family activities. If you currently accommodate your visitors in this space, it’s worth investing in a worthwhile addition.
Sturdy Home Improvement talks about the best ideas to bring your dream living room to life:
Start From Scratch
Building a completely new structure rather than pursuing an extension job can eliminate the need to do incidental renovations, like roof replacement. While it’s a major construction project, it’s convenient in a sense that it can leave the rest of your home undisturbed. This means less disruption to your family’s everyday life.
Building out, however, is only feasible if you actually have a significant, unused portion of your yard left. If you don’t, building up is the next logical option, which diminishes the aforementioned benefits of doing a standard addition.
Create a Bump-Out
Instead of doing a full-scale addition, consider adding a bump-out to one of your finished living spaces. You can get as much as 15 feet of extra floor area. If you’re short on real estate, though, a two-feet extension might suffice. Most savvy home addition contractors will suggest trading a solid wall for an average-sized bay window with comfortable seating to define your living room.
Construct a Sunroom
If you have a porch, patio, or underutilized vacant yard, having a sunroom gives you the luxury of socializing with guests in style. That said, having a glass-walled living room will only make sense if you have pleasing views to frame. If it’s going to face a cul-de-sac, you might be better off finding a focal point within the room rather than connecting with the environment.
Consider a Conservatory
A conservatory is no different from a sunroom except its roof is also made of glass. If you like to feature a thriving garden, this would make an impressive living room.
From home additions to siding renovations, Sturdy Home Improvement does it all. Utilize our proven expertise to plan and execute your home makeover to perfection. Call us at (860) 709-9646 or (203) 428-4872 to schedule your consultation and get a free estimate in Hartford, CT, or any neighboring community.