Look at the position of the chair and couch for a different living room layout. Nothing to see at the link.

10 Living Room Remodeling Ideas

I love that fireplace. Before and after family room transformation! Choppy floor plan no more! Divider wall was not load bearing and removed to create a wide open great-room concept.

support beams wrapped in cedar...this picture spoke to me...perhaps because of the little boy, but feels like the open we are hoping to achieve

Support beam wrapped in cedar with white shiplap and that dark coloured cabinet and doors.

Open a doorway from a kitchen to the living room. Add an eating bar & stools.  You might need a supporting beam depending on the size & location of the wall opening.

The kitchen island is bookended with brick columns to create more storage space and dress up existing support posts that couldn’t be moved. I would have red brick wall though and maybe duck egg blue built in shelf.

Remodel of a closed off kitchen with load bearing wall.  Left some of wall and an arch to open up the kitchen

Before & After: Dramatic Kitchen Remodels

HOUSE PLAN #592-011D-0043 Harrisburg Lake Craftsman Home Kitchen Photo 03 from houseplansandmore.com

House Plan 011D-0043

open staircase load bearing post - Google Search

For the base of the stairs (add railing) and have matching post on the support beam

Galley Kitchen With Bar Separating Dining Room Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor - page 2

Open Kitchen With Support Wall Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page design ideas decorating interior design 2012 designs

Split level kitchen remodel on a budget, This 70s split level had the typical dark small kitchen, complete with cheesy plywood front cabinets with particle board frames and plastic draws. One wall removed makes a big diference! Yes it was  load-bearing. , Kitchens Design

Split level kitchen remodel on a budget, This split level had the typical dark small kitchen, complete with cheesy plywood front cabinets with …

don't remove the wall between rooms, just open it up!

3508 Crescent Avenue, Dallas TX - Trulia- I love this room.had the window panels that were so easy to operate - gold bar at bottom, eye hooks midway up, no need for drawstrings, etc.

Almost any wall can be removed—it’s a matter of how much you’re willing to spend http://www.familyhandyman.com/walls/can-i-remove-this-wall-removing-a-load-bearing-beam/view-all

Can I Remove This Wall? Removing a Load-Bearing Beam

anatomy of a load bearing header - removing a load bearing wall

The Victory Is Mine!! (Load-Bearing Wall Removed, Load-Bearing Header Installed)