Contemporary homes don’t necessarily have dedicated eating areas. In modern homes, kitchens, through the use of a kitchen island, can effectively double as a dining area. This, however, doesn’t mean that modern homes don’t need dedicated eating areas. There’s just no substitute for a dedicated dining area where friends and family can catch up with each other and bond over sharing food.
Creating an atmosphere that’s conducive for conversation is essential to any dining room. To help you get started on setting the right mood in the dining area, the remodeling contractors at Sadler Building Corporation share some remodeling tips:
Round Tables vs Rectangular Tables: Which is Better?
If you want to fit in as many people as possible into your dining room, round tables would be a good choice. That’s because round tables, particularly those with pedestal bases, allow your guests to crowd around, creating an intimate dining experience.
What if you want a more formal dining area? Rectangular tables would be the better choice. Whereas round tables allow guests to squeeze into tight, intimate seating arrangements, rectangular tables can seat only a specific number of people.
Spacing tip: Make sure to leave a minimum of 32 inches of space around the table to allow guests to comfortably pull out their chairs. If, however, there’s a walkway near the dining area, 44 inches of clearance space will be needed.
Chandeliers: Sticking with the Classics
The right kind of lighting can do wonders for the mood in a dining room. When it comes to formal settings, you can’t go wrong with classic lighting fixtures, like a chandelier for instance. While chandeliers complement a wide range of architectural styles, they might look out of place in more intimate and relaxed dining areas. In general, unique lighting fixtures are more suited to casual dining areas. To learn more about your lighting options, you can consult an experienced semi-custom home builder.
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Sadler Building Corporation is a trusted custom home builder with decades of experience. We’ve been providing professional remodeling services to local residents since 1986. To get started on your project, call us at (757) 977-1041 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Suffolk, VA, as well as the surrounding communities in Virginia.