My DH and I work in two different cities that are about an hour apart. We moved into our current place before I had my job, so we live in the city that he works in. The one-hour-each-way commute has been killer, so we're looking to buy a home in the middle so that we each drive 30 minutes.
Anyways, it's a fairly small town with limited houses on the market, and the best option (by far) is a raised ranch house (or split-level). The pros are that it is 3 br/2 ba, beautiful hardwood floors, big backyard, excellent neighborhood, and built in 1995 so no major updates needed.
However, the ONLY problem I am having with the house is that I do not know how I'd arrange my furniture. The style is typical of a raised ranch... you walk up the stairs when you first enter the house, the kitchen is straight ahead and the living space is to the right. Any ideas (or photos, or resources) for how to arrange living room furniture in this style home?
Sorry for being so long-winded!