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Family Room additions

Transform your living space with a custom family room addition.

A room addition adds custom living space, making it a true lifestyle upgrade. Installing windows, a fireplace, built-in shelving, or other custom touches builds value and beauty into your home.

Hambleton Construction has been building family room additions in Virginia for nearly a decade. We look forward to helping you transform your home.

Family Room Addition Ideas

Creating an open plan for the kitchen and the new family room is often part of an addition. It makes a warm, inviting family area and helps the kitchen feel and look bigger.


Make room for formal entertaining

Having your kitchen, family room, and outdoor space open to each other will make events easier to manage and give guests a comfortable place to enjoy themselves.

Install a fireplace

A gas-burning unit is a good choice, as it doesn’t require a chimney. However, if you have your heart set on a wood-burner, it can be done—after all, we’re building a room from scratch, inside and out, so adding a chimney can be part of the plan.

Create a home theater

Another popular choice, putting in a home theater or enhanced media space makes for increased family-togetherness and spectacular movie nights! And since you’re building a new room from the ground up, you can have wiring installed in the walls and ceiling less expensively than if it was done to an existing room.

Increase storage

Consider built-in shelving and other storage options for your addition. This will make the room more functional and convenient to have family activities.

Open the house to the outdoors

French or sliding doors opening to a deck or patio will increase your entertaining space and provide a sense of airiness and light.

Benefits of a Family Room Addition

Open family room additions are often added off the kitchen, which, in addition to making the kitchen look and feel bigger, opens up the space and increases room for family gatherings, entertaining, and just hanging out.


Planning to move in the near future? You can expect to recoup about 63 percent of the cost when you sell your home.

The new room can add lots of light. You can opt for floor-to-ceiling glass, or a bow, bay, or picture window, add skylights…there are endless ways to let light in to your new family room! And if you choose to have an archway or cutout built into the existing exterior wall, the light will reach even more of the house. This Arlington great room addition we built boasts exceptional light.

Open family room additions are often added off the kitchen, which, in addition to making the kitchen look and feel bigger, opens up the space and increases room for family gatherings, entertaining, and just hanging out.

See our portfolio page for family room addition pictures.

Things to Consider When Planning a Family Room Addition

The work will take about 2 – 3 months or longer (depending on the scope of the project) to fully complete. We do our best to minimize the disruption to your daily activities and to ensure your comfort during construction.


The addition will take up some of your yard, leaving you with less outdoor space.

You will likely need additional HVAC to make the new room comfortable (a smaller addition may just need added ductwork or a small HVAC unit)

Will I Need an Architect to Design My Addition?

Engaging an architect on your family room addition project ensures that the project will  be completed smoothly. If you don’t already have an architect, we can suggest a local professional that we use regularly and recommend highly.


An architect will help you see what you are going to get before it is built. A professional architect can show you computer renderings of your project so you can approve the design.

An architect will keep everyone is on the same page. Professional drawings clarify the necessary work and job specifications, allowing an accurate project bid.

An architect will make sure that the finished product looks great, is practical to use, and will be a sound investment. The extra money spent on a good architect is always worth the cost.

Contact Hambleton Construction today for an estimate on custom home remodeling in Northern Virginia.