Though the housing market took a serious hit, it seems to be recovering. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo, builder confidence is at the highest it has been in some six and a half years. But people are not only feeling good about building a new home, they are excited to renovate their current home. In fact, people who chose to renovate in 2010 planned to upgrade 2.6 rooms and spend around $80 thousand. As of February though, they hoped to upgrade or add 3.6 rooms and spend more than $110 thousand. While any room can get an upgrade, the living room is a great choice, and there are several reasons to do so. Build Your Man Cave Whether you are a die hard sports fan or just like vegging out and watching movies, having a man cave is a good idea. It gives homeowners who still like to hang out with their boys a place to relax, and is a perfect addition to any bachelor pad. In addition to customized coffee and end table sets, its a great excuse for putting the best refrigerator brands and built in microwaves in a room other than the kitchen. Enhance Your Movie Experience Installing a big TV and home theater furniture is a great way for a homeowner who likes to sit down and watch movies with their families a comfortable place to do so. Big sofas and blankets are comfy, and soda and popcorn can rest nearby on coffee and end table sets. Watching movies is a great way to pass the time on Friday night or lazy weekend, and having a home theater tends to be a more comfortable alternative than heading to the movies. Set Up Game Night Game nights are a great choice for families who have busy schedules that make it difficult to spend time together. However, some might not play because they simply lack the space in their home. Sometimes, huddling around the kitchen table is the best option, but a comfy carpet and some big pillows let people lounge while they play games. This might not only make kids more likely to play again in the future, but also ease some of the tension and arguments that are all too common during family game nights. The reality is that there are tons of coffee and end table sets and brand name furniture items for homeowners to choose from when they are thinking about renovating. Because every home is different, there might not be one design plan or combination of products that is right for everyone. However, taking the time to find them can go a long way towards making the living room an enjoyable focal point of the home.