I get it, you don’t ever use your dining room. I know when we were first moving into our home in Atwater Village, I imagined all of the dinner parties we would have in our first dining room. And we did, for a while. Then, things just change.
If you find your dining table simply being a place to hold your junk, then maybe your dining room is just going to waste. This is a shame. Don’t let any part of your home go unused like this. Make it something amazing, and it may even become your favorite room in your home.
I’m sure you have a family room which is already used for chatting, watching TV, or lounging around. However sometimes it’s incredibly nice to have a room where you can just talk and entertain. Sometimes it’s important to have a space separate from where you spend your every day. The living room can now be a small area for having some adult time when the kids are asleep.
An important feature of a successful living room is the seating arrangement, and space planning. Unlike the family room where you probably have the television as your focal point, you can instead have all of your seating arranged for you and your guests to face each other. It encourages communication. It works. Really.
If you have children, you have no doubt fought over control over various rooms in the house. Sometimes no matter how hard we try, the kids take over. Try these tips to keep this from happening. In the mean time, maybe giving them a room just for play will allow you to keep your family room. Possibly even the remainder of the house can continue functioning the way you want it to.
Since formal dining rooms are always off the kitchen, this is a nice place to be able to watch your children. Ordinarily it’s through a cased opening, or a door that simply remains open. Either way you can see your kids playing while you’re in the kitchen, and this is such a nice thing. It really is.
Whether you need to bring work home, or you just want to have an office to keep track of your… well… whatever it is you’re keeping track of… an office is a nice place to have. Something about having one location for the computer, files, and office supplies. is a huge help.
Remember that this is most likely open to another room in the house, and so try to keep it looking extra nice. It’s important to prevent yourself from cluttering up this space. It’s one thing when it’s hidden away, but when its out in the open, it looks really really bad. Trust me I know. I’ve been down this road and it’s very frustrating. Try to make your office your own by using these tips here to make it look a little pretty.
I know crafts has such a weird connotation anymore. It does not have to be the room for mom to glue and glitter. It can be the room for the family to create anything. So call it whatever you want, but having a place for you and your kids to be creative is important. It allows that adults and the kids to have a quiet space to make anything that calls out to them. Maybe it’s art, maybe it’s a place to write, or just a place to use glue and glitter. It really doesn’t matter, just make it an inspiring place and see what you have coming out of it. You may be surprised.