Dining Rooms that Are More Than Just for Eating

Dining Rooms that Are More Than Just for Eating

Lydia Lohshini by Lydia Lohshini on Mar 13, 2017
Why you should care

This multifunctional space in underutilised.

In homes where space is limited, using the dining room just to dine in is a waste..

The dining area is a versatile space that acts as an extension of or alternative for other rooms in the home. We show you how the dining space can be used to cater to your various living needs.

1 Play Room

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For families with toddlers, it can be difficult to keep them occupied while trying to complete tasks of your own. The dining space -often situated in the centre of your home – is a great space (and often big enough) to cater to multiple activities.

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Convert your dining area into a play space for kids when you’re not having meals. The addition of play corners, shelves, and organisers can easily turn the area into a child’s play space which can be cleaned up easily come meal time.

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2 Library

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If you’re a bookworm and enjoy indulging in a good book, you’re definitely going to need a library, but sometimes we just lack the space. Most of us don’t have the Beauty & The Beast library space for all our books, so turn your dining room into a book nook to store your collection.

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Adding shelves, cupboards, and built-in cabinets is an easy way to house your books. Not only will they add to the aesthetics of your dining space, you’ll also have a place to sit and enjoy that book while munching on your snacks.

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3 Work Space

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While some of us don’t have sufficient space for a home office, the rest of us just prefer working closer to the refrigerator. It can be tricky deciding where to set up office in your home as some rooms are a strict no-no. A workspace in your bedroom is bad for both your sleep and stress levels, so we suggest you move that work space to your dining area.

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Not only will you have ample space to work with, you’ll also have easy access to food when you’re stressed out. Win-win if you ask us!

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4 Family Room

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We often categorise the living area or wherever your TV is as the family room. That’s because most of us only ever have “family time” while watching a show. It’s time we actually set up a room catered to spending quality time as a family.

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Dining tables are a great central space to congregate the family. You can opt to convert the area into an entertainments space where you can play board games, do crafts together, or just be together as everyone does his/her own thing.

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Want one of the multipurpose dining areas? Get a free quotation from Malaysian interior designers.
You can also check out other local interior design portfolios.

Why you should care

This multifunctional space in underutilised.

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