so i just purchased my first home with my husband-to-be (2 weeks from the wedding day, eek!) I know I am getting ahead of myself.. why focus on decor when I've got so much wedding stuff? I'm a huge multi-tasker, that's why..
anyway, in our house the main door entrance takes you in the a living room (the long part of the L) and segways in the short part of the L, which was used formerly as a small dining room. This connects to the kitchen which connects to a family room (which loops back around to the entranceway)
we really don't plan on using the family room, because we are practical people and know that we want our TV above the fireplace in the "formal" living room with a massive sectional-- so comfy. this renders the family room useless. I was thinking of turning the family room into a dining room, but..
a) is a dining room adjacent to the garage entry way disgusting?
b) what to do with the former dining area? If i had to choose, id rather "use" the larger family room over neglecting it.
c) what are other uses for these spaces? any ideas? I'm willing to consider all.
hope that makes sense!