We live in a split level home, so what we consider to be the family room is the lower level living area. This living area is also adjacent to a sun room that you can see below here. (The sunroom faces the back of the house)
We've talked about a list of things we would eventually change in the sunroom including changing the floors (what you mean you don't like the AstroTurf?), light fixture, layout/function, and window treatments.
Last summer we put the art table out in the sunroom so that the kids could color and draw and paint and we really didn't care what happened to the floors.
We did end up replacing all of the windows. The photo that you see below is the original windows which we literally couldn't open, which is why we decided to replace them so that it would help with air flow and ventilation.
A few weeks ago Steve just happened to peek out into the sunroom and noticed about 2-3" of water on the ground which was coming in from underneath the door, which is situated to the left of all of these photos. The snow was melting and the water was draining and just sitting on the patio area that is to the left of the sunroom thus flooding into our sunroom. Awesome.
We moved everything out or up and Steve ripped up the AstroTurf. It actually looks so much better and reminds me how each change really does have such an impact either big or small. Now we won't be leaving the floors like this, but it gets me thinking about what we really do want for this area.
This sunroom is off of the year round family room area.
And this is the pellet stove/wall of brick in our family room. To the left of the stove is an entry area which we use often and to the right of the stove is a small desk area that we have and also where we have a lot of the toys stored.
Projects here include painting the brick, changing the floors, painting the walls, and configuring the layout differently with the purchase of a new sofa, chairs, and coffee table/storage ottoman.
To the far right of the stove is the sliding door to the sunroom, so the ultimate goal is to unite the space and make it feel like one large room.
This photo below is diagonal from the pellet stove/desk area. This area faces the front of the house and you can see has some better natural light than the other side of the room. The wall that you see below is where our TV resides and needs some major help.
We want to patch up that awkward open area (can you tell the walls are paneled and not drywall?). It's not horrible but something we've talked about updating. We would like to get a new media console and take advantage of the empty space here for storage.
That's our family room and sunroom in a nutshell. Thanks for taking the tour! We are anxious to get started eventually on this lower level project. I'll try to post updates as things evolve.