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Condo decorate or renovate?

mmartz's picture

I just recently purchased our first home, a condo.At this point I have swapped the living room and dining room areas as our living room furniture is too large for the designated "living room" area.  I like that dining, living and kitchen areas all face one another but I am considering removing the long bar that runs the length of the kitchen to have the larger dining room area more of a living room.  Although I am concerned as the oven/stove is along that wall.Although it is difficult to see in the pictures there is also an office in the corner between the two spaces behind two glass doors, which forms an awkward angle between the two rooms.Any suggestions on furniture and layout would be greatly appreciated because at this point the space does not have any flow to it!DiningroomDiningroomlivingroomlivingroomImageImage

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gmcauley's picture

Hello mmartz,

Congratulations on the new condo! Yes, perhaps that shorter end of the island between the kitchen and dining room could go, and you can still have some stools on the living room side of the island. I would also consider tossing or moving that big brown armchair in the dining room? It seems too bulky for the living room or dining room. Down the road, you could also trade your two sofas for one sectional designed for a small space - it would open up the living room a bit more.

Good luck!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

mmartz's picture

Oh and clearly there is no dining room furniture at this point! I plan on purchasing when I can decide on what I am doing!

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