We wanted to make a family room/dining are in this space, but perhaps it's too small?
hanekawaNovember 15, 2012
Hi. Our home is a raised bungalo and we have a family room downstairs, but we are going to use the lower space as a separate guest area and live on the upper floor, where there is a kitchen, a master bedroom and en suite, a powder room, an office....and the space you see in this photo. We originally thought we'd put a small round dinning table in the bay window area and a small hutch against the wall which is between the picture window and the bay window. (BTW, we are planning to change out the stair rail for a half wall...and possibly put two sliding pannels of "shoji" above it, so that we can close the room off from the foyer and be warmer in winter.) We planned to put a T.V. and console against the wall which separates the living room from the kitchen (wall on the far right) and some sort of seating in front of it....problem is, the room would be too crowded!! Another idea is to put the hutch against the wall separating the kitchen from this room, the T.V., with the small round table in front of it, and the console against the wall between the picture window and bay windown and arrange seating along the stair rail and opposite side of the bay window to the T.V. ....which would be a little less crowded but still crowded. Finally, we could just stick the hutch and table in the kitchen and just use the space in the photo as a T.V. watching and entertaining space and put one long sectional in the room and the T.V. against the wall between the kitchen and this room ...or where would be best?...and would a sectional or other furniture be best for maximum seating/comfort but not acrowded feeling? Soooo those are all the things we thought of. What do you think would work best?