Living rooms have evolved over the years. Being the centerpiece of a home, a living room addition can increase the aesthetic and comfort of your home. they allow a lot of creative freedom giving you the opportunity to do a remodeling of your home in any style you desire.
For a living room makeover, these are the most important things to consider for room additions.
- Architectural design
The new room addition should look as though it is part of the original design of your home. This means that the sidings, the trims, and the roofing should match the existing structure and the roofline should seamlessly blend with the house.
- Windows and doors
When planning a living room addition, one of the major considerations should be the doors and windows, they are not only the major source of natural light but also a beautiful addition to the aesthetic of a home.
Choose energy-efficient windows and doors, which means check the U-factor that lets you know how resistant the window is to heat, and the R-factor which allows you to measure the heat flow through the window. The R-factor also measures the insulation ability of the window.
- The functionality of the room addition
In most cases, living rooms are designed as “multi-purpose rooms”. So, as you plan the interior design layout of your new living room addition, consider what purpose it’s going to serve, will it be a space for kids, a craft room, or a home office? Will it need its own powder room? Will you need a fireplace in there? A wet bar?
The list can be endless but the thing is it is important to define the purpose of the space in order to determine the layout. If you plan to open it up by removing existing walls, consult with a contractor in the early planning stages, particularly if the walls may be load-bearing.