Social trends are affecting the way space is allocated and designed in new home construction as it relates to the traditional dining room. The need for smart design that meets the need for “flexible rooms” on each level, according to Douglas Smith, president of Miller & Smith, a regional homebuilder based in McLean, Va., is a growing trend. The dining room is now considered a flexible space that can serve several purposes beyond the traditional formal dining area for holidays and entertaining. This flexible room is designed with not only dining in mind but can also serve as a home office, play room or even a guest room.
Described in the mid 1500’s as “a room in which meals are eaten, as in a home or hotel, especially the room in which the major or more formal meals are eaten”, the dining room is here to stay. As glorious and as simple, they make for a more delightful experience among family and friends. A place of gathering that for a few moments, removes us from the distractions of the world, allowing an opportunity for meaningful relationship building while enjoying a meal.
These beautiful images are intended to inspire you as we approach special dining and entertaining events throughout the year!
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