Re-Orient Our Living Room?
Amy Jenkins
June 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Another question about our new home. The way the living room is set up feels awkward - with a weirdly placed tv (right now against a wall in a fairly unattractive cabinet).

We are considering a few changes:
1) re-doing the fireplace to replace with a gas stove and new look
2) putting the tv over the fireplace and re-orienting the room, so that the couches face the fireplace / tv rather than tv / windows
3) taking the space which now has an informal dining area and make it a play space for our kids with an easel, arts and crafts table and toy storage (2.5 yr old and about to be born). The breakfast bar would extend into this area so the kids would still be able to eat there or in the dining room (which would not be very formal anyway)

Our goal is for the room to look open, to be a good place to entertain and for our kids to be able to play nearby and be part of the action without having their toys everywhere.

I attached a photo and would love thoughts! Our goal is to do re-modeling / re-decorating fairly quickly so we can do it before the baby is born!

Thanks
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Dytecture
Can you provide more views of the room ?
June 17, 2013 at 12:29PM   
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Amy Jenkins
Here are some more pics
June 17, 2013 at 12:52PM   
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decoenthusiaste
They didn't load up!
June 17, 2013 at 2:59PM   
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Warren Mullins
I kinda like your ideas but let's see some more pics for us to visualise clearly. add it as a comment next to ours.
June 17, 2013 at 3:04PM   
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Amy Jenkins
Trying again to add the pics...didnt work last time
June 17, 2013 at 3:29PM   
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Amy Jenkins
Trying again
June 17, 2013 at 3:32PM   
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Amy Jenkins
Trying one more time...then will just create a new post!
June 17, 2013 at 3:48PM   
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Amy Jenkins
I re-posted the whole message with pics - hopefully that will help you!
June 17, 2013 at 9:39PM   
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