New Use, old Dining Room

New Use, old Dining Room

A new movement in space redesign is afoot: In case you do not use a space for its first function, transform it to serve a better purpose. This concept is no more popular than with the formal dining area. Consider your home. When was the last time you used your formal dining area for a formal dinner? If you’re like me, the answer is probably something like”Christmas 2009.”

The most frequent repurposing of a dining area is as an office, a library or a secondary living space. If you have thought to yourself how fine it is to have one of these spaces, and you do not actually use your formal dining area anyway, here are a few steps you can take to guarantee the recently repurposed room becomes a showcase and does not seem like an afterthought.

Emily Johnston Larkin

This dining area was re-envisioned as an amusement space, with a dining table decked out to get a billiards table.

Ally Whalen Design

1. Decide on the new function to your room. Considering carefully how that you reside in your house and utilize the current rooms. Do you need a house office or a workspace? Are you lacking a great location to store your extensive selection of books, or maybe you have always wanted a piano but just didn’t have a place for this? Now think about the underused dining area. Will that distance function for what you are thinking about?

Mary Hickey Interiors

This vintage-style dining area is given new life as a sitting area with an elegantly soft palette: a fresh coat of charcoal grey paint and yellow accents.

Michael Fullen Design Group

2. Are you going to need to make structural changes? As always, the role of the room decides what you need in the space. So think about use and plan ahead accordingly. For example:
Storage: If you’re designing a library or home office, you may want to utilize a cabinet maker to build bookcases or a desk storage method. Lighting and electricity: Consider the design of the new room and ensure that you have the appropriate type of lighting and access to power outlets in the right locations. Privacy: If you’re making a house office to your burgeoning business, do you need doors for additional privacy or to be able to lock your new office?By how, I adore this particular space may easily be utilized as a dining area, even though its new objective is something completely different. What a wonderful evening meal you would have in a library such as this one.

Weaver Custom Homes

3. Layer on decorative components to finish the transformation. This is the part where you get to really have fun and infuse personality into your new space. Furniture, wall treatments (paint or otherwise), decorative lighting and window treatments come into play to create the ideal environment.

How does the appearance and feel of the room organize with the nearby rooms? I counsel clients to think about what visitors will see when they walk from the public rooms of a house. Select fabrics and colours that work together with the overall decorative scheme of your house. Make the space practical with the appropriate design and furniture program. As an example, if you’re developing a music space, how many chairs are you going to require for all those house concerts? Will you require additional seating in your house office for customers? What is the best perspective of the space from the different public regions of the home?What other decorative elements will finish the appearance? You might want additional light (a chandelier over a piano could have a trendy Vegas vibe) or dramatic art. Because this room has special meaning for you (since you’re making it out of something else), do not be bashful about what you want.
Perhaps you have changed your dining area into some different type of room? Please tell us about it below.

More: 8 Ways to Reinvent the Dining Room

See related