We have a family room that is the center of a lot of activity. It is fairly large with a vaulted ceiling. I am not happy with the way we have to rearrange furniture to suit the fireplace and the built-in entertainment center. The home was built in 1995 and we have upgraded the kitchen and multiple bathrooms but this room needs a new look and layout. We are not against closing in the entertainment center and moving the flat screen around the room. The fireplace is centered on the gable end-wall condition and there are a lot of windows at the gable end and the wall to the right of the gable as you will see in the photographs. We like the idea of darker wood floors and are looking for ideas for the redesign, furnishings, etc. for the room. Modernize with an Old Florida theme and New Florida technology. Open to any furniture style that reflects our active lifestyle with two kids.
Cannot remove fireplace. Don't want to replace existing windows. Structural modifications are out.
Open flow without cutting the room off to the kitchen and dinette area. We settle in this room at night and during rainy days so the furniture should be comfortably placed to enjoy each other as well as media. There is a counter leading into the kitchen which should be utilized for chairs/eating/conversation, but tends to get lost in the corner the way everything is currently designed.