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Unread 08-08-2006, 09:58 AM
 
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My house is 2400 sq ft. i guess I just prefer defined rooms, I cant stand living dining combos, i prefer a formal eating and living and not have my kitchen exposed to the rest of the house. Although the older ones I have seen all have good flow from room to room. I feel the older homes have more character and the new ones all look the same.
What happens is that peoples lifestyles changed a lot from 20+ years ago. These days a good number of families use the formal dining room once or twice a year. It's kind of a waste of space. I personally would easily give up my formal dining room for more space on the living room or kitchen. One day i might convert the dining room into something else, maybe a bar/pub or something so I can actually use that space.
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Unread 08-08-2006, 10:25 AM
 
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What happens is that peoples lifestyles changed a lot from 20+ years ago. These days a good number of families use the formal dining room once or twice a year. It's kind of a waste of space. I personally would easily give up my formal dining room for more space on the living room or kitchen. One day i might convert the dining room into something else, maybe a bar/pub or something so I can actually use that space.
I use it all the time when entertaining, i have an eating kitchen for other days, what i dont like is the houses with two small rooms, 1 living, dining combo usually carpet( yuk) then a small family room, I would rather have 1 large room.

being in construction I guess helped open my eyes to everything, same floorplans different arrangments, gets tired. Especially when you are in a develpoment of 300 houses and every 4th one is your house.
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