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Layout via floorplanner.com.
See that space behind the loveseat? It needs to be somewhat open to access the built-in. I couldn't push the furniture against the adjoining wall due to TV placement. Overall, the current set-up was making the best use of the space. I even tried moving things around via Floorplanner and even the graph paper method.
After we had some new (smaller) living room furniture delivered last week, I decided to try the living room/dining room switch. Perfecto!
Here's a sneak peak of things to come (in its initial stages):
There's still a lot to do...
- Change ceiling light fixture.
- Purchase white coffee table, end table, and paint entertainment unit.
- Decor for end table and back wall.
- Add texture and lighten up the area via throws and rug.
I was unsure of entering into the house into the dining room. But it doesn't feel that way at all. And it's soooo much more open and airy with ample space to walk around. Much more entertainment-friendly!