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In Real Living's history of answering readers' questions about home improvement, there was one query that left us absolutely stumped—it involves multiple openings on walls and tricky furniture placement. Read on to find out how interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino addressed it. 

Q: We have a 16sqm family den that is now our computer area. The problem is that on every side, there is either a door or a staircase. We find it hard to arrange furniture, and placing cabinets along the sides creates obstructions. How do I lay out this space? —Tommy Bautista, Marikina City



A: Do you need all those door openings? If not, you may temporarily close off some by covering the doors with cabinets. The walls may be utilized for desk and computer workspace. If, however, sealing off openings aren't possible, then you may focus on the center of the room for your workspace, and designate a few storage spaces that will not obstruct foot traffic. —Interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino

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This snippet is from the RL Notebook in the July 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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