A formal dining room is probably the most underutilized space in the home. Most homes have this formal space but not every family regularly hosts large sit-down dinners or holiday gatherings. There really is no reason that your dining room must be used for that singular purpose. If you are considering re-purposing your dining room space into a more 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 all the toys and childhood clutter separate from other rooms in the house is a useful alternative for many families. You can use your imagination to design a fun space where children can play in a safe environment.

Media Room / Game Room

The dining room is maybe the perfect place to set up a media center or game room. This could be a room where you can watch movies, play video games, have a game table, and listen to music.

Home Office

Many of us are now working from home and 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 files, computer, and organizational furniture. Depending on the dining room’s position within the home, it can provide a distraction-free environment without cutting you off from family activities.

Schoolwork Station

Just like you work better with a dedicated home office, many children who are new to learning from homework better with a dedicated space for schoolwork. Although they could sit at the kitchen table or a desk in their bedroom, having a space that is solely used for schoolwork can get them in the right mind-set for learning and help them be more productive without distractions.

Contact us today to discuss other creative ways to repurpose the dining room in your new home.


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