Family Room vs. Living Room

What's the Difference?

Typically, a living room is located toward the front of a home whereas a family room can be located anywhere.

Ultimately, there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to the family room vs. living room debate. Making the space work for you and your household is all that matters.

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