This is our family room that is attached/open to our kitchen (I did a panoramic picture, so the fireplace hearth looks a little freaky). I am having some serious issues with where to place the furniture. Right now it just feels boring to me, but the fireplace and hearth PLUS the door leading to the garage seriously limit my options.
Looking from the left of the picture: Montessori shelf that I am going to be getting rid of, small art cabinet with art supplies on top, fireplace, shoe rack, cat littler box, door, chair/ottoman, small side table (that TV is going away!!!), chair ottoman, couch.
I'm standing by the dining room table and to the very far left you can just barely see the kitchen counter sticking out.
Any ideas??? I'm really stuck and have no idea how I could re-arrange this room. :( I loathe the fireplace hearth for intruding on my floor space, but I don't think it's an option to have it removed right now. I feel like that spot would be perfect for a book case, but it would look funny just sitting on it.