I just purchased my first home and I am trying to figure out a cohesive living room and kitchen layout. I'll be renovating the space and can move plumbing around but Its super awkward because off all the doors and window placements.
So all of the photos are the basic layout of my kitchen and living room. Currently there's a 10 foot wall separating the rooms with an opening on either side. I want to make it open concept. If we look at the second photo.. the door at the top left is my front door. You the turn right into the living room. The Wall on the left us an exterior wall with floor to ceiling windows. No open wall. The white door in the middle is to the hallway and is the start of the kitchen area. The door at the top right goes down to the basement and there's a window to the right of it. There is a bump out on the left side of the basement door and that is currently where the fridge and small counter are. The patio doors go to my backyard. I've attached a blueprint below of a very similar house with similar dimensions.
Thank you in advance!
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Hello before answering, where do the doors go to side of French doors end, and what are the black and white items shown?
Are these all outside walls? A bit unclear on where the living room vs kitchen is? Could you explain a bit more? Some dimensions would help also.
Are you wanting help with the layout of the living room and the kitchen?
Maybe have the couch facing the doors
Could you give a little more information? It looks like that black thing is the refrigerator, but where is the rest of the kitchen.
If this is a room where you'll be watching TV, put the sofa on the solid wall to the right of the french doors and the tv on the small wall across from it. The niche can be filled with shelves for display or storage or a built-in desk.
Hello. I am confused as well I don’t see a sink or stove. The suggestion would be to not get oversized furnishings to overwhelm your space. Select comfortable furniture that is necessary versus decorative. Often adding a wall mirror if there is room can amplify expand your living space. Sometimes looking at floorplans and room settings over on houzz could be suggested
congratulations on your first home purchase!
Congratulations on your new home! I am also questioning the design you posted along with the other answers. Is that the refrigerator?
you could use an island to separate the rooms if it is one big open room you can also find apps or online programs for free that lets you see how to place furniture, etc.
Sorry but I don't have a clue what the black and gray things are.
Aren't going to have a stove or a dishwasher?
Without seeing where the kitchen is or how you will use the room, I would in general put the couch across from the french doors.
You need to tell us where the plumbing is for the sink
So make the living room face the kitchen. So people could see who is in there then arrange other furniture around couch end tables coffee table tv ECT.
The sketch is very confusing. Where is your kitchen. I see only a living room.
Our family room is open to our kitchen. We have a table and chairs in-between the space (more in the kitchen tho,) with some space in-between the two rooms.
Hi Jenna, Congratulaltions on your new home! I opened your pic in a new tab but could still not figure out the current floor plan or where appliances, etc. are located so not able to provide good suggestions now. Is the main wall that looks textured the main wall in your living room? So manyof us would love to help answer but without more details, it's difficult. Thanks!
Where is the kitchen currently? The kitchen need plumbing so it will be the most work to re locate.....
Are the top two the kitchen? and the bottom one the living room? label the doors and doorways to we can see where the living room joins the kitchen, and what are the exterior doors.
If you have an open plan, I would suggest an island with pendent lights and stools on the side of the living room to make a bit of division without blocking sight line. I like to use Houzz for inspiration and in case I haven't thought of something.... https://www.houzz.com/photos/query/kitchen-island-and-open-floor-plan-to-living-room So I would say if you entertain larger groups, do you want to face the kitchen so you can participate while preparing and serving food..... if not then I would face the back of the sofa to the kitchen island with space for walking and having some stools there. Pendants can add drama and changeable lighting and also make the two decors match in style.
There are a few layouts to fit everything you need for your kitchen into a very small space. If you want to be the most efficient, and your kitchen is wide enough, then a U-shaped layout is ideal. Have cabinetry both below and above your countertops, which should take up any space that isn’t occupied by your refrigerator, stove, or other appliances. For even more accessibility, add Le Mans units to the lower cabinets. You won’t have to spend as much time crouched in an already-narrow space.
The only issue with this layout is that only one person can operate inside it. If more than one person is cooking often, a galley-style layout (where everything is set up along one wall in your kitchen) would be preferred. Two people can work next to each other without getting in each other’s way.
Hello again, You did not answer my questions! Nevertheless, I suggest back half is Kitchen diner and front half Lounge.