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From Holiday to Everyday: The Year-Round Dining Room
Formal dining rooms are perfect during the busy holiday season. But what about the rest of the year? If you’re unsure what to do with your unused space between celebrations, consider going with a multi-purpose update. Here are a few upgrades that will help your dining room shine during homework marathons and Thanksgiving dinners alike.
Super-Size Your Kitchen
A popular choice for many homeowners is an expanded kitchen. Given the fact that the kitchen is increasingly becoming the hub of activity in most homes, it makes sense to remodel this space to accommodate today’s changing lifestyles. Whether it’s adding an island, creating an eat-in kitchen or building your dream kitchen sacrificing your dining room to get a more functional kitchen is worth it.
Go With the Flow
In older homes, the formal dining room is generally a separate, walled-in space. While a closed-in room helps create a more intimate space, it can also make a home feel compartmentalized and claustrophobic. One of the best ways to open up your home and increase your living space is to knock down the walls that separate your living and dining rooms.

P.S. Don’t knock down walls yourself. Leave any structural changes to the pros.
Load Up on Living Space
Family rooms are great for getting everyone together to watch movies. They’re not so great when you want to relax with your book or focus on work. Transforming your underused dining room into a sitting room or home office is a great way to boost the form and function of your home without spending a ton of cash. Just remember to make sure you have the right lighting and proper electrical setup in place.
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