When many people think about remodeling, they think about the kitchen and the bathroom. However, many other parts of the home can get significant upgrades with a little effort. One such room is the living room. Here are 10 of the best living room features that are recommended by professionals to upgrade your home.
Comfort Is King
You probably remember at least one friend growing up who had plastic-covered furniture, but today’s living rooms are the opposite of that. When exploring living room features for your space, think about what will make you more comfortable. Whether that means deep cushions or plush carpeting, we can help you integrate comfort into your space.
Integrate Outdoor Space
The trees and plants outdoors are important for mental health and well-being, but they also play a role in the look of your home. Some of the best living room features you can integrate during a remodel are windows and doors that maximize your exposure to outdoor living space. This improves natural lighting, makes your home seem bigger, and boosts your mood.
Get Cozy With Rugs
Carpet is one of the most popular living room features, but there is nothing wrong with adding a rug too! Rugs are a great way to add texture to a room with carpet or add warmth and comfort to hardwood flooring.
If you purchased your furniture from a traditional big box store, there is a good chance that the upholstery is not designed for heavy use and longevity. By investing in performance fabrics, you can rest assured that your sofa will look just as great in ten years as it does today.
Even if you have a lovely sofa, seating is not typically one size fits all. As you customize your living room, consider different types of seating that can be integrated so that all your family members and guests have a comfy place to sit.
Layer the Lighting
To create a comfortable and functional space, consider layering different lighting. Instead of using all overhead lighting or all table lamps, integrate various lighting fixtures to build a great ambiance. You may also add dimmer switches to add more versatility to your lighting options.
Light a Fire
Fireplaces are often associated with comfort and family; adding one to your living room will significantly upgrade your living space. It also gives you ready-made holiday décor!
Open Floor Plan
If you are engaging in a more significant remodel, transforming your room into an open floor plan is a great idea. This lets your living room flow naturally into the rest of your living space and invites your family to congregate there.
Don’t Be Afraid of Ceiling Treatments
Some people associate ceiling treatments with outdated popcorn ceilings. Still, many other options are available that add some texture to the room and make it feel truly unique and complete, like exposed beams and statement lighting.
Try Built-In Storage
Whether you have a massive book collection or want a place to store all your DVDs, built-in storage is an excellent way to seamlessly add storage into your living space without needing to purchase standalone storage.
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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.
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