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HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 11:50:22

I've NC, purely because this is very identifying.

We are a family of 5, and I'm frustrated with trying to organise our home.
The first picture is the layout, and the second picture I've added the basic, main furniture. Apologies for the 'off' scale.
Any suggestions would be great.

woodhill Fri 22-Sep-17 11:52:59

Where are you sleeping in there. Lounge arrangement looks sensible

ponderingprobably Fri 22-Sep-17 11:59:53

It looks sensibly laid out, for the space you have. What problems are you finding?

MatildaTheCat Fri 22-Sep-17 12:01:43

TBH more detail is needed such as position of the windows and so on.

What are you looking to achieve? It looks as if you are using the space as well as possible from your diagram. Are you hoping to create more floor space, better storage or a better layout?

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:02:25

DH & I have an Ikea sofa bed. My sons share the bigger room and my DD is in the small one.
DS1 is GCSE age, DS2 is in Junior school and DD has just started reception.

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:04:15

All of what you said Matilida

I think the biggest problem is finding enough space, and the DC age gap doesn't help.

loobyloo1234 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:06:11

Can you get a smaller dining table and chairs and move them to the kitchen?

woodhill Fri 22-Sep-17 12:06:16

Wow, quite hard for you to not have a bedroom yourself.

Where will you keep your stuff?

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:11:50

I wish we could put a table in the kitchen. It really doesnt fit, as we have work surfaces all around the kitchen.
It is hard to not have a bedroom to ourselves. A double bed doesnt fit into the little room, at all.
We did think about turning the little room into a small lounge, so we could all have space to do our own thing when we choose to.

We have a clothes rail in the living room, it's along the wall by the TV unit, and I move it when we have guests

Deux Fri 22-Sep-17 12:12:11

Could you convert the kitchen into a bedroom and have your kitchen in the living room along the wall you've got the dining table on?

Parietal Fri 22-Sep-17 12:13:07

do you own or rent? where are the windows? where is the front door?

if you own & will be there long term, I might move the kitchen to the lounge and make the kitchen into another bedroom. then you can have the right number of bedrooms plus one shared kitchen / living room.

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:15:05

How would the kitchen move into the lounge. Would it still be odd, having the room function as 3/4 rooms? Dining room / study / Lounge / Kitchen (bedroom)

PrimalLass Fri 22-Sep-17 12:15:06

I agree with Deux.

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:23:35

I've scribbled the windows in grin

woodhill Fri 22-Sep-17 12:23:43

I think you have to make the most of how it is now.

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:24:37

Oh, don't know what happened there. I'll try and add it to this one.

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:26:02

I didn't mean to add it twice. It didn't show as loaded on the first one.

woodhill How do I do that though? I can't figure out what the best of it is.

Assburgers Fri 22-Sep-17 12:27:02

How do you get in confused

woodhill Fri 22-Sep-17 12:29:02

As you have shown in your diagram? Is it difficult if your ES wants friends round etc or comes in late?

Is it owned or are you renting?

HomeSweetHome101 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:29:21

Through the 'coat' room Assburgers. The shaded in bit is a stair well.

Fantasticmissfoxy Fri 22-Sep-17 12:30:54

Yup, I would extend airing cupboard to provide access into kitchen and make that a 3rd bedroom - move the kitchen into the living room on the left hand wall and put the dining table down the end. Wall mount the tv and spin the sofa to face the window.

angelsgirls Fri 22-Sep-17 12:32:09

Can you remove cupboards or make breakfast bar in kitchen allowing to be able to get rid of dining table then section off end of lounge to give s small bedroom

PrimalLass Fri 22-Sep-17 12:32:31

Would it still be odd, having the room function as 3/4 rooms? Dining room / study / Lounge / Kitchen (bedroom)

No, that would then make the old kitchen a bedroom for you.

TheresSomebodyAtTheDoor Fri 22-Sep-17 12:42:26

I would swing the sofa bed around so long length goes against wall where tv stand currently is, shorter length under window.
Put bookcase in corner opposite where sofa will be and tv unit next to it.

Yambabe Fri 22-Sep-17 12:48:07

I'd get rid of the dining table first.

I'd then partition the current lounge at the first window (possibly just with a screen and/or curtains if you can't put anything permanent in). The area behind the partition where your tv etc is now would be your bedroom.

Finally get a small sofa and a folding table and make the rest of the current lounge into the new lounge.

I'd also consider swapping the kids so the 2 younger ones shared the bunks and the teen had the small room to himself.

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