by Sharon Derhak
105 seconds ago in Design Dilemma
Desperatly need help in setting up a comfy, cozy family room with many issues!
Our family room is where we live and there are so many obstacles when it comes to furniture placement! Years ago it was the attatched garage/barn so there are numerous doorways into other rooms, It is also the main entrance into the house. When you walk in, directly to the left is the entrance into the kitchen, a little way past that doorway, on the same side, is the entrance into the laundry/powder room, and straight ahead is a spiral staircase leading up to a small loft area. There is only one wall in the entire room that does NOT have a doorway of some sort & this wall holds a pellet stove & a tv, and a lge aquarium that will be coming down. We would eventually like to replace it with a lge screen tv, either on a stand or wall-mounted. To the left of the pellet stove is the entrance into the pantry/storage room.
As you can imagine, having 4 entrance doors, a spiral staircase, and a huge round load-bearing post in the middle of the room makes furniture placement extremely difficult! The only sitting arrangements we have now is one couch, a small recliner, & a small wicker rocking chair that can be moved to where we need it. I would like to eventually have enough sitting for 6-8 people as this is the main room we live in. I would also like to remove the wall-to-wall carpet & replace with wood floors & paint the entire room. Half of the room (when you first walk in the house) has cathedral ceilings & the back half of the room (over the loft area) has maybe 10 ft ceilings. ANY & ALL suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!