A dining room is a place where people gather to share meals, enjoy a drink after a meal, and generally socialize with each other. The past couple of decades have seen the rising popularity of open-concept homes that combine the kitchen and dining room into one large, open space. While open-concept floor plans have many benefits, such as allowing for more flow between spaces, they diminish some of the advantages of having a separate room for dining. Here are a few of the reasons why having a dedicated dining area is important for many families.
They Provide Distraction Free Spaces To Eat
For the most part, each room in a home has a specific purpose. For example, bedrooms are for sleeping and if a lack of space necessitates doubling the bedroom as a home office, those working from that space should make adjustments to protect their health and wellbeing.
Dining rooms are another space with a specific purpose, which is to eat and chat with those with whom you are sharing a meal.
Without a dining room, or with a dining room that looks out into the living area or kitchen, residents and guests may still be distracted by a television or by people cooking and cleaning. However, a dedicated room to eat with mid century dining chairs and a table is an ideal space for people to take their time and enjoy their meal.
They Give Homeowners Another Opportunity To Decorate
Many people enjoy decorating the rooms in their homes, and those living in open-concept houses may feel pressure to decorate all of the open areas in a similar way. Having a closed-
off dining area allows decorating enthusiasts to hone their creativity and do something different with that space than they did with the kitchen or family room.
For instance, some people, especially those who only use their dining rooms for special occasions, like to put higher-end furniture in the dining room to make that space feel more formal. This is a wonderful chance to bring out your higher-quality dishes, mid century dining chairs and other dining furniture.
They Provide Entertainment Opportunities
Open-concept floor plans are well-known for their appeal to entertaining guests. However, there is something to be said for entertaining in a separate dining area as well. When hosting a party or gathering, people want their guests to be able to relax and take their time eating and drinking. When guests can see their hosts preparing food, cleaning up and washing dishes in plain view, they may feel obligated to go help out.
Having a separate area for entertaining helps ensure that guests remain comfortable and continue to relax and have a good time throughout their stay. If they feel so inclined to help clean up after the meal, guests of course can still wander into the kitchen and offer to do so.
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