Dimensions/layout of family room
We are about to build our dream home, have our house plans and the foundation will be poured within the next month. I am having second thoughts about the floor plan, in particular, our family room. My husband and I do not like a totally open concept floor plan as our children are getting older and we do not feel the need nor want to hear what is being said or on the tv from the kitchen and dining area. So our kitchen opens to a breakfast nook on the backside of the house. The kitchen opens to the family room via a 5' 6" entryway on the other side of the room (without the kitchen table in between if that makes sense) The family room is 15 x 19' with a fireplace on the 19' wall and double french doors adjacent to the fireplace which lead to a side porch. We do not have a formal living room so this room will serve as a place for the family to watch tv as well as for entertaining. If we place the flat screen tv over the fireplace the sofa will sit about 12' from the television. I'm thinking the room is going to feel too small- I will have to place the sofa against the wall. I will try to attach the floor plan (if I can figure out how). Need advice on arranging furniture or....should we consider expanding the width of the room from 15' to 16 or 17'?