I have a great living room for company, but I actually spend most of my time in my home office. I rarely work from home; mostly I play games and watch funny cat videos. So I call it my Nerd Hole.
I had the same basic setup in my apartment.
So I spent a bundle of money to buy a bright and airy 1100 square foot house that's a lot of work to keep up... all so I could live in the same dreary and claustrophobic 90 square feet I already had.