Monday, January 06, 2014

January Cure

So today is assignment #3- 10 mindful minutes. The object is to spend some time focusing on a problematic area. Mine would definitely be the living/dining room. I have always wanted to remove the dividing wall with the large cut out to create one large room. But since that will be a large project that we are not ready to tackle, I need to make the space work somehow. Right now, the placement of the sofa really helps the wall cut the rooms into 2 areas. Whenever I entertain, I move the sofa to the wall which really opens up the space. However, it's difficult to see the tv, so it's not very functional.
I need to ask the hubby if it would be crazy to put the tv on the unwanted wall below the cut out. That would allow me to keep the sofa on the wall as well as lower the tv to a more easy viewing level. ( I had him hang it up high so it wold be level with the windows)
That still leaves the "dining room." I don't really want a dining room table as it wouldn't work when we do get around to knocking down that wall. I want an eating area, but something that could go against a wall and come out for entertaining. I was thinking about a desk which would have a narrow profile and could work for family dining or buffet entertaining.

Or there's something like this that could also double as a workspace/dining space. The cubbies would look kind of cool with some of my serving ware and glasses in them.
Something to think about.