Post # 1
Thank you everyone for your help with our kitchen! Our cabinets are finally in, its no longer an empty space! Its not done yet but I am so happy with our final decisions! Heres a pic of the cabinets installed, no granite yet but we ended up going with New Caledonia, the greyish color and I am happy we did! If not I feel like it would have been too much brown tones!
We might be taking out the corner doors and putting in glass doors instead, we havent really decided yet. Our granite will be in next week! FINALLY!!!
But the real reason of my post….the living room which is opposite of the kitchen, im taking the pic from the middle of both rooms.Here is a pic of it! Floors werent done yet in this one.
You cant see in this pic but on the left hand side there is another window probably another 2 feet back or so then after that is our slider to go to the back deck. Here is our problem, we dont know what to do with it! We dont want our TV above the fireplace, my husband is not a fan of looking up at the tv. We were thinking of putting the TV in between the two windows on the left side with a low profile cabinet below it. Then putting a sectional longer side against the back wall and have it come out in the middle of the room.
Do you think this would look funny or we should just do a normal sofa and loveseat? Or does anyone have any other ideas? We have been to a bunch of different furniture stores but cant seem to find anything we love! Need help please!!! =)
Post # 3
There is no law that says the tv must be above the fireplace.
I think I would do exactly what you are suggesting. I would have the long part of the sectional against the wall on the right with the ” L” piece at the kitchen end.
I would also get two chairs that swivel to place on either side of the fireplace, so they can be used to curl up facing the fireplace or turned around to make a conversation area with the sectional.
Add a square glass coffee table, smaller tables in the corners near the chairs, and a large area rug. I would probably place a floor lamp at the corner of the “L” sectional , and possibly even behind the chair that would be on the right, and a table lamp on the left.
Post # 4
GORGEOUS Kitchen !!
I don’t have much right now to add in regards to your LR / FR… other than it sounds like julies1949: has some great ideas.
So here are a few other tips…
1- Look online for a room planning program, there are some FREE ones out there… you can put in the dimensions of the room, openings etc, for the floor plan and then effectively figure out a workable furniture plan.
2- There are Decorating Websites that can tell you the regular sizes of items, and how much room is needed for work / walk arounds (ie reclining chairs are so much sitting still… and so much bigger a foot print reclined)
3- Some of these Websites will also allow you to work with a colour palatte, so you can SEE what the finished room might actually look like (or close to)
4- Whatever you do, makesure that whatever sofa and larger pieces you buy ACTUALLY FIT into your house. I’ve had a home where we had to take the front door off the hinges to get a large item in (think it was a 32 or 34 inch wide door… so not teeny tiny)
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
LOVE the sectional idea, will fill the space perfectly and they are so cozy and inviting! The kitchen looks great, by the way.