Our house is "open concept" meaning that as you walk in the front door it is one big room that includes the kitchen, living room, entryway and dining room. The problem has always been that there isn’t enough space to accommodate all these areas.
My darling husband had the brilliant idea of turning our living room into a living room. Meaning, we rarely use the actual living room, we do all our living at the kitchen table or in the family room in the basement. So we took out the living room furniture, rearranged our life and here you have it. A kitchen table big enough for projects at one end, dinner at the other and a nice sitting area for reading or looking out the window. For us, it’s perfect.