Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale -Why people are refusing dining rooms

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Why people are refusing dining rooms
More and more, we see families on the go. Dinners have evolved and formal dining is becoming a way of the past - or is reserved just for special occasions. With that in mind, we see more and more often that dining rooms are left untouched a mass majority of the year. Many people still have fully furnished dining rooms, for a few reasons. They may have been told they can’t sell their home without one, or they already have a dining set, or it just hadn’t occurred to them to not have one.
If you’re willing to think outside the box and you’re looking for ways to have more room without financing a home addition, take a second to think about what you really need and don’t need in your home. There’s a good chance that maybe, you don’t really need a dining room.
A better solution might be to create a slightly larger, less formal dining space. A space that can be more flexible, taking the place of the formal dining room and the breakfast room. Most of the time, this other dining space works great for meals, crafts, and everything in between. You can just add a nice tablecloth, some candles and once again it is a temporary space for elegant dining. If space allows, you can add a nook to your kitchen (if you haven’t already) and completely remove your formal dining furniture from your dining room. Now, you have a full room for play, design, or maybe an office - it’s up to you!
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*article by Laurel Jonas

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Comments (6)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Norma, I've heard this for years... and yet, when push comes to shove, I've found that home without dining rooms are harder to sell unless it's a smaller home where there's a larger open dining/breakfast area. 

May 03, 2021 08:38 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker  I agree and as for me I love my dining room becuase we love to get together for huge dinners as a family.

May 05, 2021 06:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma, I echo what Nina has to say --- most buyers don't care if they have one, but for those buyers that do --- they won't buy a home without one.

May 03, 2021 09:48 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Joan Cox  I agree and I know that I personally have to have one for my kids and grandkids but I guess I am old fashioned.


May 05, 2021 06:11 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Norma J. Elkins - What a nice post! Having flexibility without being fixed with limitations seems to work well with many buyers I work with who prefer options or don't really know what they want yet. My recent sale was to a young man who wanted a Formal Dining Room. I didn't ask why, but obviously, it was important to him because that was his first major purchase for his new home. 

May 03, 2021 12:15 PM
Norma J. Elkins

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP here in the south we love our family gatherings and dining rooms are a huge thing.  

May 05, 2021 06:12 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This makes a lot of sense and I am definitely seeing the formal dining room going away as well.  I made a comment earlier on another post about the formal dining rooms being turned into game rooms.

May 04, 2021 07:08 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Brian England here in the south dining rooms are still a big thing because of family gathering and it seems really the young generations not wanting them for sure.

May 05, 2021 06:13 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

May 05, 2021 07:27 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm in my fourth home and it is the first one without a dining room. I miss having one. I don't regret was time. We really have all the space we need, but I do miss having that dining room now and then,

May 05, 2021 12:35 PM