Longmont - townhome
The original orientation of the family room may have maximized space, however, it also minimized aesthetic appeal and comfort. Walking straight into a room rather than into an entry, can make a person feel as though they are interrupting by barging in. In addition, this arrangement has visitors entering between viewers and the TV which isn't ideal or the most functional.
By changing the orientation of the room, we were able to achieve a more inviting and cohesive space as well as create a distinct entry to the home. The television cabinet was re-purposed from another room, and pictures were mounted. This is an example of what a good 'editor' can do with your existing 'story.'
By sacrificing some floor space in the room, we were able to create an entry where one did not exist architecturally.