Aging Well Partners
- Mar 20
- < 1 min
Rooms with a Use
Do you have fond memories of the dinner parties and family gatherings you used to enjoy in your formal dining room? You would set the table with your China and polished silver and host your friends and loved ones around a wonderful meal. Nowadays, people are not entertaining like they used to. The formal dining room has become one of the least used rooms in the entire house – but that doesn’t mean it is a room without a use.
Usually, the formal dining room has several windows that bring in natural light. Most dining rooms also have plenty of wall space. These features make it a great space to create a craft room, office, or even an exercise area. If you need privacy, you can erect permanent walls or perhaps avoid that cost by partitioning the room with a decorative screen. If you do put up walls, then another option is to convert the dining room to a bedroom. This is a great option for guests or for aging in place.
Even if you are no longer using your dining room as a dining room, don’t let that stop you from enjoying that space. Don’t hesitate to call if you would like any guidance or ideas to maximize the value of your home.
Bryan Devore is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and Director of the Senior Division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. When he is not helping seniors make the transition to the next chapter of their lives, he stays busy with his wife, two sons, and his “bonus” son and daughter. You can learn more about Bryan at www.DevoreRealtyGroup.com