The house is more than 100 years old and has an unusual set up. The set up of the family room makes arranging furniture a challenge. It's a room everyone sees when they visit our home because it's in the middle of the house. The room hasn't been updated since I moved in more than 15 years ago. The furniture we moved in at that time was already old. One couch is a hand-me-down given more than 25 years ago. My daughter spilled White-Out on it when she was 2; she is now 21. From the bright orange color, I'm guessing it was new in the '70s. The other furniture in the room is an unmatched collection of hand-me-downs and garage sale finds. The TV is borrowed from my dad. Four kids, a dog, and a cat have taken a toll on the carpet; it won't come clean anymore. I work full time, sometimes up to 50 hours a week. I'm caregiver to my 80-year-old father in the mornings before work, nights, and weekends. He lives in our basement. I'm a single mom of four wonderful children. The oldest and only girl, is away at college; the three teenage boys are very active in school activities. We spend a lot of time in the family room. At the holidays my family meets at our house because my dad can't travel. I love when the boys invite their friends over. On a regular basis the team drops by for food. I would love a room we felt comfortable sharing with our family and friends. A family room update would be a wonderful gift and blessing.
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• Budget: $5,000
Needs a major update! Let's try to make this a room the kids want to hang out in.
• Nice oversized leather sofa and love seat that reclines on all four ends.
• Nice lift-top cocktail table, where the top lifts up to work at with your laptop.
• Fabric swivel chair as you enter the room.
• New low HDTV base, about 60 inches wide, will open up the room a lot. Less is more today.