We are considering moving our dining room into the current family room and making the formal dining and living room which is L Shaped into one great room to hopefully fit a sectional and entertainment center. The current living room has a carpet inset and the adjacent current dining room has hardwood floors. I really like the look of the carpet inset and it gives a family room a warmer feeling than hardwood floors. I feel I need to extend the carpet inset into the full room so that the sectional isn;t half on the carpet and half on the hardwood. However does it make sense to rip out nice hardwood floors?