by Todd Ellner
November 8, 2016 Tips

Spending time with your family is the best way to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether your children are young and love to play around or they already have their own families, bringing them together is pure joy.

Discover a few ideas that will help you create the perfect place to spend precious time with your family. If you want to renovate your home, make the best of it.

Here is a list of 5 important things you should have in mind before starting your family room remodeling project:

1. Know your family.

The perfect family room has to meet the expectations of every family member. It should be a place where your children have enough room to do their afterschool activities or watch a movie. It should also be a place where the fun begins after all the work is done.

Tip: Make sure you talk to everyone before the remodeling project starts, and you will know exactly what their preferences are.


In this photo the family room communicates with the dining area and the kitchen area in an open space

2. Facilitate communication.

The easiest way to create a modern family room design is to connect it with the kitchen. This way, if you have to cook, you can keep an eye on the kids and also be a part of the family activities that are taking place in the family room.


This is another angle of the same space, showing you how the three areas communicate

3. Create an adequate color scheme.

When remodeling your family room, keep in mind that you have to create a relaxed mood that invites you to let your hair down and enjoy quality time with your loved ones.

Tip: If you are at a loss of ideas, the easiest solution is to choose a neutral palette with pops of colors to bring the room to life.

Bonus Tip: If you have neutral walls and neutral furniture, add colored chairs, pillows with all sorts of prints and choose a rug with modern pattern.


Choose a neutral color palette. This will allow you to add a splash of color in the furniture and room accessories

4. Create a space for socializing.

The purpose of the family room is to bring the family together, therefore make sure the placement of seating encourages your family members to make eye contact and interact. Ensure that the TV in the room is not the focal point, otherwise you will miss the whole purpose.

Tip: Feel free to add some stools and armchairs along with the couch, and make sure there is a small table in the middle where you can put your popcorn bowl.


The dining room can be used as family room, especially on holidays, anniversaries and special occasions.

5. Build a fireplace.

What better way to create a cozy mood than to light the fire in a beautifully built stone fireplace? Just imagine your family sitting around the fireplace and having hot chocolate on a cold winter evening.


Yet another angle from the same family room in the first photos, here you can see the comfortable furniture layout and the space which invites to socialization

Key Takeaway

There is no standard design for the perfect family room because every family is different. The main purpose of this room is to reflect the personality of every family member and provide the perfect mood for family time.

At Gialluisi Custom Homes we believe that family is the most important. We are ready to help you turn your ideas into reality and create your dream family room, where you will be able to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Our professional designers are here to listen to your ideas and bring your visions to life. After that, our talented builders will get to work and will make sure that every detail is implemented according to your home remodeling project.

Schedule a consultation

All initial consultations are free at Gialluisi Custom Homes. Schedule yours or call 908-206-4659 (FREE) and let’s talk about your dream family room remodeling project.

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