Need help arranging family room

Erin JohnsonOctober 8, 2013
The family room is 13' x 14'. Windows on both sides. Entrance to the hallway on one end and the dining/kitchen on the other end. The front door is to the left in the picture where the shoes are. Some necessities in the family room are our TV (won't be hooked up to cable or satelite, so it can go anywhere), couch, shelves for movies and books, and storage for gaming consoles and accessories. I was thinking it might be nice to have built-in shelves on both sides of the doorway. The previous owners had two couches below the windows with a tv in the corner, but I didn't really like that layout. I just can't picture anything else working since we need to be able to walk through the room to get from the kitchen to the bedrooms.
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Susanna Thomas
Is that small doorway on the far wall to the kitchen?
    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 12:37AM
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Erin Johnson
No, the doorway is to a hallway that leads to the bedrooms. I'm taking the photo from the dining room/kitchen.
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Susanna Thomas
I like the idea of built in shelves both sides of the doorway. You could have them as corner units, and make one shelf extra high and place the tv on that. Then have cupboards below to hold toys, jigsaws etc. v useful if you need to tidy up quickly. I will try to find a pic of what I mean.
    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 1:21AM
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