Are you remodeling the family room of a house you've lived in for many years? Or, have you recently moved into a previously owned house? If that's the case, perhaps you knew right away that you'd be remodeling the family room.
No matter the reason that you are remodeling the family room, do you already have a plan in mind? Maybe you are still pondering the changes you'll make. If so, from selecting pre-finished wood for the flooring to choosing a new wall treatment, here are some ideas that might help you.
Select Pre-finished Wood Flooring
If you have lived in your house for a long time, maybe the carpet in the family room is in pretty bad shape. Or, if you bought a preowned house, perhaps you have just decided you can't live with the color of the carpet. You might even be glad that the existing carpet in the preowned house has seen better days.
Pulling up the old carpet might be one of the best choices you'll ever make for your home. That's especially true if you have pets or if you have kids or grandchildren. Think of replacing the carpet with pre-finished wood flooring.
Pre-finished flooring is easy to install with a stain and a finish already on the wood. It's true that this type of flooring will more than likely be more expensive than unfinished wood flooring. However, in the long run, it might turn out to be a better buy. Plus, it is fast and easy to install.
The hardest part about buying pre-finished wood might be simply making the choice, as there are many choices available. If you want a casual look in your family room, think of choosing the look of hickory wood or ash wood. For something more elegant, think of buying pre-finished flooring that looks like acacia wood or mahogany.
The Wall Treatment
Your other major decision will be your choice of wall treatment. Do you want the walls painted in a traditional way? If so, still think of adding interest to the walls by having a stencil above the door and around the top of the walls.
Another idea is to faux paint your walls. Whether you do the job yourself or whether you get a professional to faux paint the walls, think of making the walls look like weathered leather or like blue denim. Or, choose the look of old brick. The great part about faux painting is that you can get almost any look you want for your walls, even the look of Italian marble, if you want a formal look in the family room.
For more information about pre-finished wood, contact a company like Fisher Painting ltd.