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Old 11-28-11, 05:46 AM   #1
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Living Room Layout... yay or nay?

woops... doublep ost. plz delete this one.
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Old 11-28-11, 05:47 AM   #2
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Living Room Layout... yay or nay?

New house has one living room (old one had 2) and it's rather small at 12 x 10 (give or take a foot). Plus it has an odd shape.


^ Current Layout ^

I still have a big ass CRT TV on a big ass entreating center that takes up a lot of space. PC table is also huge... it is really a folding table used for birthdays, repurposed for PC operations. Sofa is 4th hand, old as hell.

The biggest problem is that when the door is open, TV and PC are left in full view from the outside and me no likey.

TV and it's center is being replaced with a more modern/slim flatscreen on a smaller table. Removing everything and placing the new tv & stand will look loke this:


New layout with only the TV & Stand

Then sofa could be relocated in front of TV and PC Table could be replaced with smaller corner desk... that would look something like this:


Proposed layout.

Other thoughts are:

* Relocate PC to living room (might prevent me from using PC when fiance is sleeping/snoring but, she can sleep trough anything so, don't know).

* Replace sofa with an L-shaped sofa.

whut u think?

PS: correction on size... tiles are actually 15 inches, not 12... so it's a little bit bigger... still not a whole lotsa space.
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Old 11-28-11, 09:07 AM   #3
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Old 11-28-11, 09:11 AM   #4
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I think the OP can delete the post until a second person posts a reply.

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He can still delete it. Try it Ruben. Don't make the mods work any harder than they need to, dude.
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Old 11-28-11, 09:43 AM   #7
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burn it down and colllect the insurance money....then buy a new place that can accomodate furniture.
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If I delete the thread, can I ban Ruben for increasing my already insurmountable work load?
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Remove the door from its hinges. You don't need a door on a living room anyway. They're ridiculous. Put the tv in the location from option 2. Slide the couch in option 2 to the upper side of the room ever so slightly. Use big computer desk from option 1 on bottom wall. Problem solved.
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Remove the door from its hinges. You don't need a door on a living room anyway. They're ridiculous. Put the tv in the location from option 2. Slide the couch in option 2 to the upper side of the room ever so slightly. Use big computer desk from option 1 on bottom wall. Problem solved.
The door in question is the entrance door, so removal is probably not an option. On second thought, if he removes the door, all his stuff will be gone in a matter of minutes, which would solve the arrangement problem.
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The new layout looks much better. One thing that sucks about having the TV opposite the window is glare. I had that problem in my place until I got some dark curtains. Unfortunately, I really couldn't arrange my stuff any other way.
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The door in question is the entrance door, so removal is probably not an option. On second thought, if he removes the door, all his stuff will be gone in a matter of minutes, which would solve the arrangement problem.
hmmm, I was just reading it as the entry door to the room. Sort of asinine to have a the house entry door like that.
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hmmm, I was just reading it as the entry door to the room. Sort of asinine to have a the house entry door like that.
It's Florida, what did you expect.
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Put down the cowbell and type with two hands for a change. It will cut your workload in half.
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with a corner table, it'll be really hard to turn and see the TV when you're grinding away in Minecraft or other games.
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The Rubenator can knock out the TV wall and create a "Great Room".
That wall is just decorative anyways.
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The Rubenator can knock out the TV wall and create a "Great Room".
That wall is just decorative anyways.
Most assuredly, none of the walls are load bearing. Rube should just knock them all out. Landlord won't care.
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Rube,what about my 2x4/plywood loft idea above the PC desk(sort of a Florida bonus room)?
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Most assuredly, none of the walls are load bearing. Rube should just knock them all out. Landlord won't care.
He does like to move a lot anyhow.

Wait till he starts stringing wires up to the roof for the kids TV shows

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Is this a week to week lease on this property?
That will determine how much renovation we can complete.
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Old 11-29-11, 11:47 AM   #24
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lol... I have an atic, quite easy to get in it and move around. You can access the inside of the walls and all so yes, I expect to do lots of cabling to enable cartoon watching.

The TV Wall is indeed decorative. Had this been my place I would tear it down, it serves no purpose other than force you to go around it every time.

I don't mind not facing the TV when in the PC. I don't really watch TV, that's for the cohabitant and the kids. So they will be entertained and leave me alone with mah computah.

I never really liked the last home. It was big and all, but had no closet space. The closet in the master bedroom was 2 feet, wide, 2.5 feet deep. Imagine cramping all your clothes AND your cohabitant clothes in there. Plus, saving $200 bucks a month was an attractive deal.
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Well Ruben, I know you're a gamer. I know gamers spew profanities when they die in game. Perhaps the comp should be in another room.
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