We have a 20yr old traditional 2 story with the formal dining room to the right of the front foyer, with the other entry from the eat-in kitchen. Our kitchen can accommodate our 6-8 seat table, so we really have no need for a formal dining area. I don't think we've eaten in that room for the 3 years we've lived here. I have a strong inclination to turn the dining room into our kids' study, as we have 3 elementary age children (plus a baby). Our "formal living room" (which is small) is currently a "playroom," but I eventually would like to put on French doors and create a guest bedroom in the formal living room area. I think our dining room would perfectly house some nice bookcases and work surfaces for laptops, plus a cozy reading spot or two. I have been inspired with some of the Pottery Barn looks for kids' study areas.
Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Converting the Dining Room Into a PlayroomA Good Idea For the Modern Family
|4/14/09 11:12 PM|