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Hi all,

I could really use some advice for my new living room. The problem is the room is not just a living room, but also a passageway through the house. Also it has a fireplace on one wall, a recessed TV nook on another wall and a bar from the kitchen on another side. What I'm trying to figure out is a layout that will allow for enough flow but also enough seating. I've attached a picture of the room for reference. Anyone interested in helping with some layout ideas?

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That door on the left of the fireplace, where does that go?
 
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To the porch, outside. That path from that door to the kitchen is key because we will be grilling out on the porch.
 
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How about a couch floating toward the TV and a love seat with it's back toward the kitchen bar? L shaped sort of. Or a sectional used the same way. You need to get from the porch door to the kitchen, so furniture would have to "float" or be pulled out to walk behind.


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Good ideas May. Except for the sectional which I dislike because you can never rearrange the furniture and it often does not allow anymore seating.

Or have you considered all chairs which could be rearranged a lot of ways. Where would you plug in lights? That makes a difference.
 
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Good suggestions, all. I'm not sure where additional lighting would be yet. I'm leaning toward the L shaped sectional idea and not providing a direct diagonal from the kitchen, since that will open up the room to every other passage. Maybe that will discourage eating in the living room?
 
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Regarding lighting....Floating furniture is hard unless you have an electrician put a plug-in in the floor. If you have a basement, it would not be hard to do, or too expensive, I wouldn't think.


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I like the idea of the floating set up and certainly an electrical plug in the floor is an asset, not a deficit.
But maybe you might also want to simply consider the usual set-up of the l-shaped sectional in front of the window and facing the TV. The only problem I see with that is the glare from the window when watching TV during the day. Other than that, it seems to be the least problematic.
 
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keep a 3 ft. walkway in front of the TV.extending to each side. Put the sofa in front of the window sit with 3 ft. in between. The window seat additional seating for watching TV. I would made cushions the same color as the sofa for the window seat. Chairs on each side of the sofa.
 
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