If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, particularly a small apartment, this situation probably sounds familiar: you’ve signed a lease, you’re so excited about your new place, and then you realize—you have no idea where to put the furniture. And that’s where we come in. In this new column, we’re tackling the weirdest and most perplexing space planning solutions. Did the Room Layout Doctor do a good job of fitting everything in? You be the judge.
For this edition of the Room Layout Doctor, we’re looking at an apartment with a particularly tricky living room. Reader Erica, who sent this in, said:
I am moving into a new apartment in a couple of months and I’m really excited; however, the living room layout has me stumped. The kitchen counter is in a unique location, so it limits what my mind can conjure up for living room furniture placement. The obvious solution would be to place the couch along the long wall, but then there would be no place to put, or mount, the television, and that is a complete must-have in my world! So, considering the long wall is out for the couch placement, is there anything you guys can do to help me?
I always wonder what goes through the minds of the architects who design these things. How do they imagine that people are going to put furniture in them? But there’s got to be a way. There’s definitely a way, right? (For those who are wondering, the apartment’s front door is on the top right of the plan, where the grey box is.
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