|My dining room with Bertie's fireplace.|
I’ve noticed that new construction either downplays the formal dining room or doesn’t even feature one at all. The open floor plan and changing views on the way we live and interact has diminished the need for a formal dining room. Many people prefer to use the square footage for a space that’s more useful on a daily basis.
In my family, at my parents’ house, we eat in the dining room on holidays and special occasions. Yes, it’s a lot of work and clean-up, but doing so makes the day seem more special, and we enjoy the experience of sitting as a family, eating a gorgeous meal and taking in the warmth of the room.
I’d be curious to hear your opinions on the concept of the dining room. Do you have one? Do you use it? Have you repurposed that room into something else? Feel free to post a comment. I’d like to know what you think.