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Help with layout of our new small living/dining space


My wife and I have purchased our first townhouse condo in Toronto. The layout for our living/dining room is posing a bit of a issue, as we are unsure how to best utilize the space, especially with our first baby on the way later this summer.

We want to keep the space as open concept as possible, but the layout is a bit tight. I've tried my best to create a floor plan with accurate measurements from the unit (using a free app called roomle). Please find our prospective layout depicted with our currently owned furniture. Understanding that we may need to get rid of our sofa, and bar style dining table currently in the diagram, we had some ideas of potential furniture replacements.

Potential furniture purchases




Additional seating (placed underneath the TV):

We have a corner unit, and so we have two large 6'6" windows (one behind the dining table, and one beside that), which run almost floor to ceiling by the current table. In addition, the closest window depicted in the drawing to the TV is actually a sliding door with access to a small balcony. Apologies, as I wasn't able to clearly depict that using the app.

3D floor plan

2D floor plan

We were wondering if anyone could provide input on the following:

1) Do you think our location of the TV is ideal in this layout?

2) Should we keep our existing sofa?

3) Is there a way to increase seating, other than using the bench underneath the TV (i.e. accent chairs)?

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