Get comfy in your family room by designing the best layout for it. Because dens and families are so diverse, there isn’t one universal floor plan to “fit all.” Design factors that influence the best layout for a specific family room include the available floor space, special architectural features and desired furniture pieces. In addition, a family’s decorating budget, personal preferences and desired activities for the space contribute to creating an optimal family room layout.
It’s difficult to design the best layout for your family room if you don’t know how much available floor space you have. A pencil-and-paper or computer-generated room sketch can help you generate the best possible floor plan for your home’s family room. Measure the width and length of your den and insert those dimensions into a computer design program,