Monday, January 14, 2013

How To Live With Your Living Room

One of the key rooms buyers are interested in when they are previewing your home for sale is the living room. The questions they'll be asking themselves is "how does this space work for me and my family"? "Is there enough room for us to do the things we enjoy, like watching TV, playing games, lounging, reading and entertaining"?

It's rare to find that living space that doesn't present some challenges to arranging furniture. And now that the large flat screen TV is also a fixture in most living areas, it too, has to be considered. Once there was just a fireplace to serve as the focal point of the living room or gathering room. It served not only as a source of warmth but also a permanent fixture around which to place our sofa and chairs. Now however, it's likely that the TV and fireplace share the same room.

If you're living in a newer built home there is often a separate media or family room where the TV can be located. But back to the point about creating a space that works for all members of the family to gather and socialize in.

How do you arrange the furniture you have in a way that allows easy conversation, TV viewing and fireplace gazing? Here's a handy article that visually walks you through some options and some tried and true space requirements for making the most of your living space!

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