Another way to save on space is to place a tall dining table and bar stools against a wall. This would create more room for you and your family to move around in. RL Tip: The architect used affordable flooring materials to create an accent wall for less than P5,000! You can also look for wooden panels or even ceramic tiles at home depots.
Bar behind sofa to allow more seating. Works perfect in the basement family room. Table top is black hardwood flooring trimmed with crown molding. I bought adjustable legs at IKEA and painted them black.