Family Living

Alice and Dave are on their 2nd home with TKS Design Group, having completed the remodel of a kitchen, primary bath, and laundry/mudroom in their previous home. This new home is a bit different in that it is new construction, and with new construction sometimes comes an overload of decision-making. Which cabinetry, what lighting, what paint colors? Alice and Dave love their new home and found the building process exciting but admittedly, a bit overwhelming.

The house has beautiful space and light but they needed help making it feel like a home. 

New Construction Space Planning 

New construction, especially those houses with large open spaces can feel daunting. Coming up with a floor plan that works for your family is so important, and we are here to help

In the living room, for example, Alice and Dave plan to host family at their home often and wanted the space that had plenty of comfy seating for conversation, but also an area to play games. So, our vision started with a search for luxurious but durable fabric along with multiple types of seating to bring the entire space together. Our light-filled living room is now warm and inviting to accommodate Alice and Dave’s weekend visitors. 

The multiple types of seating chosen include a large sofa, and two chairs, along with two occasional ottomans in both solids and patterns, all in easy-to-care-for-performance fabrics. Underneath, we layered a soft wool rug with cool tones that complimented both the warm tones of the wood floor and the cool tones of the fabric seating. A beautiful occasional table and a large cocktail table round out the space.   

Focal Points and Finishing Touches

Focal points help anchor a room and give calm to a space. We took advantage of this room’s height by placing oversized artwork on the largest wall to create a place for your eyes to rest and to take advantage of the room’s scale. The TV was relocated to its current location over the fireplace, and a new light fixture scaled appropriately to the room’s ceiling height gives the space a more comfortable, approachable feel. Lastly, carefully chosen accessories including books, plants, and bowls complete this family’s new living space.

Need help with new home construction? TKS Design Group is here to help!

Are you planning a new home and need help with space planning and custom finishes? We specialize in both design and build, so we understand the importance of timelines and building schedules. However, we put our hearts into making sure you’ll genuinely love what we create. Bottom line: we’re not satisfied until you walk into your new home and think, “Yeah, this is exactly where I want to be.” So, ready to get started? Reach out to us for help with your new construction project.  

1 Comment
  • honolulu bathroom remodel
    | 23 September 2023

    ”We took advantage of this room’s height by placing oversized artwork on the largest wall”
    definitely noting this piece of advice. This article helped me to learn a bit more about design, and how to approach redesigning a new space. Specifically focal points, solids and patterns furniture, matching color tones and a rug. The outcome looks beautiful, loved it.

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