Does anyone actually use their DINING ROOM for Daily Dinners?? Special occasions don't count - nothing is the same when you have visitors (see V Day!)
This gorgeous, magazine Dining Room ===>> is for show only. I mean, we have pretty furniture in ours. Pretty useless furniture. Pretty, useless, dust-collecting, sad-because-we-don't-entertain-more furniture...
Mine looks like this most of the time...
Here are some things I use my Dining Room for:
=> collecting things that need to be "filed" in the basement, like: kid keepsakes, boxes from electronics in case we have to return it, donation stuff, etc
=> setting down stuff I need to return.
=> doing crafts or repairs and they sit there to dry for a month or so.
=> a staging area for mailing/shipping stuff.
=> holding overflow from my desk (which is in the Dining Room, thank you very much!)
So much stuff! As you can see, my Dining Room is very versatile. But it frustrates me that it wasn't Designed that way! I'd like to know when are architects going to revamp floor plans for modern families? Not very many people use their Dining Rooms (or extra Living Rooms) as intended. Most of them are either wasted space with unused nice furniture or they're trashed like a junkyard/playroom.
At our house, we've talked about converting one of our "wasted" rooms into a nice big office for the hub who works out of the house, then I could take his perfect-size-for-me smaller office! Oh well. It'll probably never happen, but it's fun to picture...
So how do you use your DINING ROOM??
If you could reDesign a floor plan, what would you change?