When most people think about home renovations, the rooms that most readily come to mind are the kitchen and the bathroom. The reason for this is simple – these rooms offer the most bang-for-your-buck if you’re upgrading a house to sell. They are the ones in which home buyers look for the most up-to-date finishes and special touches. Regarding the other rooms in your home, it is a little harder to guess what buyers would want and add those in, especially a room like the living room. However, there are living room features that most design and remodeling professionals agree are vital. If you’re updating your living room – either to sell your home or just because you want something new – keep these living room features in mind.
The living room is supposed to be a comfortable place to spend time. It’s worth investing in quality furniture that provides long-lasting comfort. However, don’t feel like the room must be super formal. Choose furniture that is comfy, soft, and aesthetically pleasing.
Variety Of Seating Options
While considering the furniture, make sure there are also various seating options. Some people like to recline in a chair or on a couch, whereas others need a straight-backed chair that offers support. Remember that non-traditional seating options are also available to you, like a window seat if you have a large window.
Opt for fabrics that are durable, easy to clean, and stain resistant. This will make it much easier to keep your furniture looking nice without having to do too much work.
Large Area Rug
Choose a large area rug you love and use it to help build the color palette for the room. The large rug will also add additional warmth and coziness to the space.
Connection To The Outdoors
This is one of the major items that the pros agree on – if you have a deck or similar outdoor living area that can connect to the living room, make it happen. This allows the activities of the living room to naturally spill out onto the porch or deck without people having to travel through the rest of the house.
Variety Of Lighting
Make sure you have a variety of lighting. There should be bright overhead lights illuminating the whole room, smaller lamps, and task lighting.
Open Floor Plan
If you can make your home an open floor plan, having the living room naturally flow into other spaces, like the kitchen, encourages people to spread out during gatherings.
Built-in cabinets add a finished look to any space. They make the room look intentionally designed, even if it wasn’t. They also offer great storage.
Don’t forget your ceiling. Making it aesthetically pleasing is a great way to add visual appeal to the room. Features like exposed beams, crown molding, or a statement light fixture might be what you need for the space.
Finally, the last feature the pros agree is always a winner in the living room is a fireplace. This is not always easy to add if you don’t already have one, but there are electric options that you can purchase if you want the look (and warmth) of a fireplace but don’t have space for a traditional installation.
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T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.