We didn’t really know what this room was called, but the consensus seems to have settled at ‘family room’. We originally called it the library, because it’s where a large portion of the books were.
As it stands, the family room is a void between the downstairs area and the bedrooms, and it is cavernous; the ceiling is about four metres from the floor. We threw around a couple of great ideas about what to do with this room: indoor rock climbing gym, medium-sized movie theatre, enormous fountain pouring down a crystal chandelier into a pool of Arowanas…
Unfortunately we didn’t have the budget to create anything really cool, so we pretty much just painted it (like all the other upstairs rooms) and put down a new floor (like all the other upstairs rooms). We also removed the many long lengths of inexplicable wires, pulled out the old broken cupboards, and put in a couple of new lights.
Once the furniture was in the result was surprisingly good.