CHI Good Questions: Help with Renovation Questions

CHI Good Questions: Help with Renovation Questions

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Janel Laban
Apr 21, 2008

Jacqueline send us an email: "Hi! So I recently purchased a condo in downtown Chicago and am planning to renovate the floors/kitchen/both baths...basically everything! I have the floor plan and I am having a hard time deciding a few things...

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1) Should the kitchen be an open kitchen (so knock down the wall that is currently separating the kitchen from the living room). The one problem is that there is a structural beam in the corner of the kitchen that cannot be removed.

2) My second question/concern is the design layout. I cannot seem to figure out the appropriate placement of the furniture if I want to have a TV in the living room as well. Any suggestions you have would be very much appreciated!!

Please share your thoughts and ideas with Jacqueline on opening up the kitchen and/or furniture placement in the comments below...

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