How to Lay Out Living Room without Removing Fireplace?

How to Lay Out Living Room without Removing Fireplace?

Regina Yunghans
Dec 15, 2011

Q: Hey There, We just bought our first home (76 year old bungalow) in Toronto and our small renovation budget is putting us in a tight spot on how to lay out our living room. The living room has 2 doors: one close to the entrance and another which leads to the dining room from the living room.

Limitations: 1. We do not want to make it an open concept living and dining room so we cannot drop the wall between living and dining room 2. The other option we explored is if we can remove the fireplace (with the mantle) so that we can make the mantle wall against which we can put a 3 seater sofa. That would cost about 1500 CAD (quote from the contractor).

Question: How should the furniture be laid out w/o moving the mantle so that the flow of the room is not obstructed? P.S: the furniture in the current picture is not mine. It's all the previous owners.

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