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Help with furniture placement in downsizing home
October 24, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I am downsizing and moving into a smaller home. Going along for the move is a 5'9" grand piano, an 8 foot custom aluminum topped dining table with 8 chairs, a couple of leather chairs with ottomans and a 55 inch TV. We are using our living dining room combo to house these items and it will be used for everyday living. There is a smaller family room next to the kitchen but we want separate spaces for various activities. The living/dining space is L shaped and shown in the attached (not to scale drawing). Dining area 10x10, living area 15x 14 with fireplace on left wall, window on front wall and a 9 foot wall on the right of the living room then an opening into entryway. The TV will be used by hubby and can be wall or cabinet mounted, no preference. The dining table is special, but with chairs it really will crowd the dining space. I could give it up if need be to make the space more practical with something smaller. My dilemma is furniture (piano, chairs, tv) placement. All help and suggestions appreciated.