Espisode 19: The Dramatic Two-Story Family Room

Hi there! Welcome to the “Ask Alexa” series. I’m Alexa Drees, the Design Center Director at Drees Homes, and I’m excited to bring you weekly tips, advice, and answers to your dilemmas to help make designing your dream home an easy and enjoyable process. Each week, I’ll be rolling out a new feature. (If you missed our first videos, you can watch them here.)

The Tremendous Two-Story Family Room

This week’s topic is the open and spacious two-story family room. This type of jaw-dropping family room is an incredible way to create a modern touch and to bring instant wow factor to your home. And if you desire to entertain in your new home, this design feature creates a truly grand feeling and must for you!


But how do you choose the right window treatment?

Whether you love natural light or want a beautiful view of your wooded backyard one of the best features of the two-story family room are the windows. With such tall ceilings, you really can take advantage of your space!
One thing I always recommend for two-story floor plans is having the large, two-story draperies to frame the windows – it really creates a finishing touch to those stunning windows. See how the following pictures capture this:

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So whether you love making guests feel welcomed in a spacious entertainment space or want to bring in as much natural light as possible, two-story family room plans offer a luxurious way to design your dream home!


Join us next week as we talk about creating a great dinner date at home for a Valentine’s Day special. For the first look at our new segments, be sure to follow along on Facebook. We look forward to having you join us on this journey of design explorations!

All the best,
Alexa Drees

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