We just purchased this ranch home on huge lot in Chicago suburbs. The Family/Kitchen/Dining Table area is pretty tight and Dark.
Fireplace is nice size but old school red brick...ugly
The walls are ceiling wood planks and ceiling has dark brown beams.
I am looking for ideas on what to do with Kitchen & Fireplace area. I could make the wall between the Kitchen and Fireplace a half wall with stools ...but then I would be sitting in front of fireplace, and have no room for couch, I also don't like the way the kitchen is boxed in now.
Also, should I paint the Dark Brown beams white?
My other delima is how do I fit larger dining table when company comes.