2-26-14BlogNJW, your Columbus, Ohio contractors, believe that done right, a family room addition can completely transform your house. Your kitchen will feel larger, the whole first floor will become spacious and modern, and you’ll wind up with a multipurpose space that’s a comfortable spot for anything from watching movies to holding family Wii matches to hosting large holiday gatherings.  This all aids in the entire family gathering experience, and who wouldn’t want that?

Creating a successful Columbus, Ohio room addition,  requires making some tough choices about what features are right for your space. As you work with your contractor, (hopefully us)  to plan your project, here are some important features to consider:

Location, location, location

Though a family room can technically be built just about anywhere, the best spot is right next to the kitchen. It should open onto the kitchen without a wall between the spaces. That can make an undersized kitchen feel larger, and it creates one large multi-use space that accommodates cooking, eating, entertaining, and just hanging out.

Consider a fireplace

If you are adding a room addition in cold climates, like here in Columbus, Ohio,  a fireplace is a wonderful family room feature. It can be a formal design with a traditional stone surround and a wood mantel or a simple brick firebox placed on the wall without a lot of ornamentation. Regardless of your style, we find it is one of the items that the entire family enjoys, or it gives that cozy feel to a big family gathering.

The back door

Many family room additions include a door to the back yard. Obviously, you’ll need to plan its location based on any existing deck, patio, or porch. Often times, the new family room is going right where that outdoor space used to be. So, either include a new outdoor entertaining area as part of your project or come up with a rough plan for a future one so you can put the door in the right place. This will help when entertaining and ensuring people can flow from outside to inside with ease and comfort.

Overall, we have found that our Columbus, Ohio room additions, have helped many families become better entertainers, or just improved their overall quality family time. By making the room addition fit each family accordingly, it is certain to be put to good use!

We currently build in Westerville, Worthington, Whitehall, Upper Arlington, Powell, Pickerington, New Albany, Lancaster, Hilliard, Gahanna, Dublin, Bexley, Columbus and all of Central Ohio. Contact us today!