How useful do you think is your dining room in reference to your lifestyle? After careful assessment, ask yourself, "should I keep my dining room or convert it to a different room instead?" Here are a few tips to help you decide what to do with your dining room.
To help you decide if you truly need your dining room is to ask yourself how frequently you use it. If you use it about three times a year or less, are you sure you want to keep a room for the sole purpose of entertaining guests formally? Is it possible toentertain somewhere else on those rare occasions when you receive multiple guests? Most importantly, if you are in need for extra space in the remainder of your house, are you willing to maintain your dining room but give up the thought of having a room that you could use more often?
Other considerations may help you decide whether to chuck or keep your dining room. If you have two eating areas, you may merge those areas to free up the dining room. If your kitchen table or counter can easily seat your family, plus add an occasional friend or two, perhaps you may not even need a dining room. Many homes have two large tables, yet the one in the dining room is rarely used. If that is your situation, you might consider whether to keep your dining room intact or modify it to anothermore functional purpose. Organizing your home is about purposely creating sensible space for you and your family's actual lifestyle. Nevertheless, many of us unconsciously conform to the space given instead of making it work for us.
Of course, if you normally entertain many people, you may prefer to keep the dining room for that use. If you're the only member of your clan who has a great dining room, you will likely attract all the relatives at every holiday. Individuals who host small groups from church or the local Boy Scout troop often enjoy keeping a dining room for mealtime and for laying out materials for group works. People who love holding parties actively use their dining rooms. If entertaining is your thing, you will probably need to keep your dining room so your house can serve your genuine lifestyle.
You may also wish to keep your dining room intact if you only have one table, you have no available room for it inside or near the kitchen, and it permanently takes up the dining room. In that case, the dining room is actually functioning as your day-to-day eating area, and eliminating it would be pointless. Every home requires at least one space where the family can gather around the dinner table. The bonding and conversation you enjoy while eating together are amongst your most treasured memories.