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Unique features to add to the living room

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 7:43:13 PM

Homeowners looking to improve the interior design of their house may want to consider focusing on the common areas such as the living room. This space is traditionally used by the majority of a home's occupants for extended periods of time. Focus on adding the features that will make the room even more family-friendly.

1. Mounted televisions. Let's face it, the television plays an integral role in the way many Americans socialize or interact with their friends and family. Don't hide the unit like it is something to be ashamed of. Instead mount the television to the wall to remove electronic clutter and create a streamlined look.

2. Built-ins. Storage is always a premium feature of any room. Consider investing in built-in bookcases and cabinets along key walls to provide not only a place to store goods, but also display the various trinkets that evoke fond memories.

3. Advanced lighting. If a family intends to spend considerable time in a room, it makes sense to invest in the lighting units that will promote exceptional use of the space. Task lighting, dimmers and recessed lights can provide high-quality illumination levels.

Consider using home improvement financing from Home Loan Investment Bank to achieve the integration of these features and others in a living room.