Dining Rooms are probably one of the most fluidly changing spaces in any home now. Whether you choose a dedicated Dining Room or integrate it into an open concept living area, one thing is for sure … if it’s a space that’s been designed properly it will enhance your lifestyle.
And just how does a properly designed dining area enhance your lifestyle?
Well if you’re looking to redecorate or redesign your home especially the kitchen and or living area most likely the dining room will be part of the plan.
And the way I see it is that there are two opinion camps.
One, a dedicated room.
So a dedicated room is preferable when homeowners want a little separation from the kitchen or family room. And for 2018 we are seeing a little more interest in this.
Two, an integrated space within an open concept floor plan.
Within the last 5 years or so an open concept living area has come into focus for many homeowners. And the main benefit of this is gaining space! How? By incorporating a room that has long been perceived as a seldom-used area. Therefore, blending spaces makes sense by opening up the floor plan. In addition, the widely coveted kitchen island remains a focal point taking the pressure off adding a traditional kitchen table…
Leaving plenty of room for carving out a dual Dining area just off the kitchen.
That being said these two opinions quickly are dismissed if you have either a very large home or you need more space. So for the large home having a dedicated space doesn’t take away from anything. But for a home with tighter constraints, opening up the floor plan will give you a sense of increased space. For instance, the Brooklyn remodel from last weeks post is a great example of how to create an open floor plan to include a dining area.
Finally, for the majority who have a mid-size home either works. Most likely your decision will depend on your lifestyle.
So thanks for stopping in, we hope you’ve left inspired! ~ Nancy
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