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It’s called a living room for a reason. But as Gem Adams discovered, it doesn’t become a place you want to relax in without some hard work. In a previous life, this room didn’t exist. And as a later addition to the home, it had a patchwork hardwood floor and a rather awkward layout. On top of that, when the house travelled from the mighty Waikato to be with us in the sunny Hawke’s Bay, this was the spot where it was cut to make it around the bends. Suffice to say, we had a big job on our hands to turn the living room into something that was actually liveable. After ripping up the worn-out carpet, chipping away at the lino tar, stripping the wallpaper, re-gibbing where needed and creating a bulkhead to conceal and strengthen the cut, we were ready to get creative. Because, with the width of our lounge clocking in at a mere 2.7 metres and a prerequisite to fit more than ourselves and the dog, there was a definite need …