I have my dining room completely planned out, and I’m just waiting to get all of the building done in my niece’s room (which should be done this week, I think) so that I can bring all of my tools back to the house and get started.
I’m excited about having a dining room in my house. For eight years while we lived in the condo, all we had was a tiny breakfast room that sat four people at the most. But I do wonder how and how much this dining room will be used as an actual dining room. Once the breakfast room is finished, that’s where Matt and I will eat all of our meals when it’s just the two of us here. And even though I do hope to host some family dinners here, I can’t see that happening often, and especially not until we have an actual family room where guests can all gather and relax after a meal. But what I can see is my dining table being used for my projects — a sewing project, or an art project. So I do think the room will be used often, just not as an actual dining room.
So what about you? Do you have a formal dining room in your home?
And if so, how often do you actually use it as a dining room? Or have you given your dining room a dual purpose so that it gets used more often and doesn’t feel like wasted space in your home? Perhaps an dining room/library combo?
Or maybe you just never use a dining room and have turned that space in to something completely different, like a home office.
So do you have a dining room? And if so, how and how often do you actually use it? I think formal dining rooms are becoming less common in the U.S., and more and more people are opting for larger eat-in spaces in and by their kitchens…
…and choosing to use what would be a formal dining room as something completely different. But I could be wrong. I personally love formal dining rooms, but I also like formal living rooms, which seem to be very rare these days. I guess I’m just old fashioned that way. 🙂