16 family room ideas

Design a gathering space the whole family will love with these family room ideas for both indoors and outside

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Transform unused space
Christina Schmidhoffer

Transform unused space

Once this small building was, literally, for the birds. It was a pigeon coop, abandoned long ago, and it was falling to the ground. But it sat at the end of the lawn and screened a view of the neighbors’ yards. The family wanted a play area for the kids, so it made sense to save it. Now there’s room to relax on a daybed with a book, draw on a chalkboard, or play at a kidsize table. Later the family may turn it into a studio, office, or guest house.

More: See the before and after


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