Are Formal Dining Rooms becoming Outdated?

Nowadays more and more homes are leaving out the formal dining room and instead, creating great rooms that house the kitchen, family room and a more casual dining area. Are formal dining rooms really becoming outdated? It seems so. Once upon a time, it was essential to have a formal dining room in every home, but now that we have a society that is more on the go and have a more casual social life, the kitchen often serves as the casual and formal mealtime hub.

Great Room. Photo:coastaltrekresort.com

If you will be renovating your home soon, considering a great room instead of your rarely used formal dining room maybe just what you need to take advantage of all available living space in your home. That’s for all those homeowners who only use the formal dining room for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are more old fashioned and love your formal dining room, by all means have it. However, for those whose homes are more catered toward 21 century living, the great room is a wonderful option.

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