Good Questions: Help Solve This Lovely Difficult Room?

Good Questions: Help Solve This Lovely Difficult Room?

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 21, 2006

Hello AT,

Anybody have any idea what to do with this small living/dining room area? There's a granite countertop in the kitchen where I'm thinking we can put some stools and treat it as the dining table most of the time. But we would also like to have a small dining table so that there is a place to sit down when we want to do some paperwork...

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But there's hardly enough room to put a dining table, a sofa, a love seat, a coffee table, a TV and a stereo there. Does anybody have any space saving suggestions? Also, would a flat panel TV on top of the fireplace help or would it be too high up?

Thanks for your help! SC

Dear SC,

First of all: Lovely Apartment! What a great layout even if it is a little tight, you have so much LIGHT. We'll give you two thoughts and leave it open for others to give you a few more.

1. Definitely install bar stools to make your kitchen, but keep it to two so that it doesn't get cluttered.

2. Install a small sofa/loveseat facing the windows and separating the dining area from the living area. Allow a passage on the right to the study.

3. Face the sofa with two armchairs.

4. Put the flat screen on the wall opposite the fireplace and lower down so that it is at head height when sitting.

Anyone else??

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