Tuesday, April 24, 2012
So the floorplan that we admire is basically emphasizes the great room, which is in the center of the entire house. I love that idea. We live in basically half of our house. I despise the formal dining and living room, and I don't want that kind of configuration in my retirement. The central aspect of the room is a fireplace, which sounds silly in Hawaii, but few Hawaii homes have heaters or air conditioners. I love a good fire in the winter--even if the cold snap is only about 68 degrees. Here are some ideas for a fireplace/TV/bookcase combo. I intend to use two chairs that I have from my grandmother's estate for the front of the fireplace, which will promote reading, conversation, and general lolling around!