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Backyard access through kitchen or family room?
July 9, 2014 in Design Dilemma
The back of the house has an open floor plan where kitchen opens into the family room. We have an option to put in the doors for backyard access either in the kitchen or in the family room. I like the idea of accessing the back patio through the kitchen, but that will limit the space/seating for the nook area (we are a family of 5, so a small table is not an option) and I don't want having to navigate around the table to get to the backyard. On the other hand, if we put doors in the family room (we like the idea of French doors), then the placement of furniture could be awkward as we wouldn't be able to put a couch or armchair in front of those doors. Also keeping in mind the resale value, what would you do?