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What to do with little room connected to living room.

oscarisrael11January 2, 2013
I just bought a house and it has this little area connected to the living room. What do you suggest I do with it in order for it to get used? You can't see the TV from the room, so putting something to sit and watch TV from wouldn't work.
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Judith Taylor Designs
It would be a nice little reading nook. A grand piano would fit nicely but may not be in the budget. There is nothing wrong with a secondary seating cluster which will be used when entertaining. Is there a need for a desk? You really need to examine your needs in order to answer this question. I don't see filling a space just because it is empty. Find a need for it.
    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 4:39PM
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What about an office or a small reading room with a chaise? Your home looks very traditional, I can envision a desk with cabriole legs and a nice bookcase.
    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 4:40PM
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I agree - what do you need? Do you need hobby space? You could use a screen to divide it off a little if you wanted to hide mess at all. Do you need an office space? More seating?
    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 4:56PM
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We do need a place to put our home computer. So an office space could work. I just wasn't sure how I'd make it work without it looking tacky being that you can see it from the living room. The carpet is being taken out, so putting wood flooring/tile is an option in order to separate it from the rest of the living room.
    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 5:03PM
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I wouldn't recommend making the flooring in this space different from the living room. If you're going wood or tile, you could do it all that way with 2 area rugs. As for the office space, you can get an armoire that will house the computer & can be closed to hide everything. An upholstered "office" chair (or two) can double as extra living room seating.
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