How to re-arrange to be more open? Ideas please
I have a small 1940's cape house. 1st floor: walk in to living room (15x10), then behind LR is kitchen on right and dining room on left. in the very center are two back to back closets with needed storage space.
There's a half wall between living room and dining room as well that can be removed but not sure how big a difference it'll make for the 1k it costs to do that.
Removing the big block in the center (2 closets) would add openness and space but we need at least one closet. Any idea where to put a closet? The first floor consists of what i just mentioned..then on the right side of the house are two bedrooms and a bath with a narrow hallway. it's pretty much like a small rectangular box lol. when you walk in the front door there's a wall immediately on the right which has a bedroom on the other side. so if we put a closet there we'd have to take away space from the bedroom. directly in front are stairs going to 2nd floor.
here's living room pics:
any way to better lay out furniture? remove walls? also very dark so thinking about adding some ceiling light...any ideas very welcome! thank you!