Turn Your Dining Room Into Function
From formal dining room to…home office?
A formal dining room can feel like a step back into a bygone era. Many homes have this formal space but not every modern family hosts large sit-down dinners or holiday gatherings. With the state of the world we are in now, spending time at home is necessary and finding extra space to live and breathe in is imperative. Now is a great time to take that “wasted” space and turn it into something useful.
There is no rule that your dining room has to be used for that singular purpose. If you’re considering turning your dining room space into a useful space for you and your family, here are some ideas to get you started.
If you have small children, this could be the perfect room to convert into a playroom. Creating an indoor play area that keeps the toys and childhood clutter away from other rooms in the house is a smart move for many families. You can let your imagination run wild to design a fun space where children can play and create.
Perhaps your dining room is the perfect place to set up a media center. This could be a room where you can watch movies, play video games, or listen to music. You can even use it as a studio space to play live music, if that’s what you love to do.
Games are a popular activity for family and friends. Whether you host a regular game night for roleplaying games or poker or just play board games with your family, a dining room is a great space to set up a gaming table. Especially now, when we are staying home more, it is the perfect time to host game and theme nights with a small group of friends you feel safe around and get to some fun!
If you need a home office, your dining room could fill that role perfectly. You can convert the space to include a desk as well as your organizational furniture. Depending on the dining room’s position within the home, it can provide a distraction-free environment without cutting you off from other home activities. If your dining room is more open, use bookshelves to separate your rooms so that your privacy is ensured while you are working.
Just like you work better with a dedicated home office, your kids work better with a dedicated space for schoolwork. Most kids are being home schooled these days so why not set that dining room up for education? Having a space that is solely used for schoolwork can get your kids in the right mind-set for learning and help them be more productive.
To help get your dining room geared more toward another purpose, contact the experts at Closets For Less and let us help you find some permanent solutions to your cabinetry, built-ins, and other custom design ideas.