All in the Family Room

These times call for sprucing up indoor hangout spaces.

Photos courtesy of Toll Brothers

Tricked-out hangout spaces were already on families’ lists of desired rooms before the pandemic — but now designers are including space for pandemic living as a matter of necessity. Take this daylight basement bonus room by designer Ryan Young Interiors for Toll Brothers at Camas Meadows.

“Today’s families need their living rooms to be multi- functional,” says Young. “Entire families are spending most days together at home, and they need to spread out and try to carve out a space that they can work, do online learning, have virtual meetings and relax as a family in.”

Recent requests for Toll Brothers — a national luxury builder that entered the Portland market in spring 2019 and now has five neighborhoods in the region — have included multiple desk spaces, screening areas, pocket offices and accommodation for long tables.

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