Dayle from Calgary writes:
"Hi John and Matthew,
I would really appreciate some design advice on our main floor living room and kitchen. We love our bright infill home in Richmond Park but there are some obvious design flaws.
I attended your Furniture Layout course but I am still struggling with how to make the fireplace a focal point in our living room. I feel that it is positioned right in the main circulation space. I have thought about purchasing a sectional to open up the room but I'm not sure if that would allow for enough seating when we entertain and I worry that it would lead to too much empty space in front of the fireplace.
We are also planning to renovate our kitchen this year so we would be open to any suggestions. Not having the proper working triangle has been a struggle. ( Although, I don't think the kitchen is wide enough to solve that problem.) We also have 2 deep corner units that are not our favorite option.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and advice!
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