Did you watch the 58th Annual Grammy Awards last night? We did! But our award goes to… the perfect family room. A room to enjoy family movie night, or a fireside board game, or cuddle up on the couch on a chilly February night to watch the Grammy’s.
But what makes the ideal family room? Our guidelines help to design a family room that fits the needs of every family:
Fireplace – Do you love the sound of the crackling wood and the nostalgic smell of the lingering ashes? Then a wood burning fireplace is right for you. Or would you prefer the ease of an immediate fire, without having to actually build one? Then maybe a gas fireplace would be a better fit. Or, are you looking for an energy efficient alternative? Electric fireplaces are now available, and with a wide variety of styles ranging from classic to modern, they can fit into any design esthetic. We love the electric fireplace selections from Modern Flames.
This Modern Flames fireplace in the Landscape FullView 40 style, was recently installed in a BLB Custom Building 3-Tier Energy Efficient home in Newbury, MA, surrounded by custom woodwork and cabinetry.
Couch Selection – Your couch is one of the most used pieces of furniture in the house. Whether you have children or pets, or extended family, or a whole bunch of friends, the couch is a place where everyone gathers to converse, relax, and enjoy each others company in comfort. Not sure where to begin in furniture section? Consider hiring an interior designer for the best guidance. At BLB Custom Building, we work closely with many local interior designers such at Tracy Mowschenson and Holly Gagne.
BLB Custom Building family room addition in Newbury, MA features wood burning fireplace, floor to ceiling blue stone chimney, 14 skylights, and 10+ windows. The slate bluestone flooring transitions into an indoor/outdoor living space in the summer months.
Television – The placement of your TV in your family room is something to consider while in the design phase of construction. We love the idea of using the space above your fireplace for the TV. With our design, scope develop, build process, our General Contractor, Ben Becker, will discuss all necessary details int he design phase, before construction even begins to ensure all electrical plans reflect the function of our family room.
Ok, now kick back, put up your feet, and begin a Pinterest-marathon. And when you are ready, give us a call and we’ll build you your perfect family room… just in time for the next Grammy’s 🙂