Dining Room 


right we're back in our series of talksabout what you need to know about youbefore you talk to your designer orarchitect and what we're going to talkabout today is the dining room nowtraditionally houses always had a diningroom not so anymore so my first questionwould be do you need a dining room doyou need one or do you just think youshould have one because that is what'straditionally happened and there are fewrooms there's another room I'm gonnahave a chat about in a little while onanother video that is also becomingdefunct it's not necessarily requiredanymore the dining room is one of thosenow if you entertain and you sit at yourdining table every day for a meal yesyou need a dining room you need a spaceto be able to do that and the diningroom is generally a relatively simplespace in that it contains a table ifyour chairs and stuff like that it's gota sideboard may have some decorationsome artwork on the walls a lot ofpeople like to go from their dining roomout to their outside dining room andwe've not going to cover outside thehouse at the moment all these talks areabout the inside of your house but thedining room itself is where you gatherto eat now the next question is do youuse your dining room table for anythingelse a lot of people do I do I'd oftenmy dining room gets converted to anoffice or an art space and because Itend to I freely admit it I sit on thelounge to eat quite often and if I'mentertaining if I've got a dining roomin the house I mean at the time yes Iwill use the dining room I think it'sfantastic if I've got a dining room inthe house I meant at the timeyes I'll sit there and eat most of thetime if I don't have a dining room itdoesn't faze me in the slightest I'lljust eat somewhere else I'm notpersonally tied to a dining room but alot of people use a dining space fortheir kids to work in for schoolassignments for you know projects andthings like that so they can keep an eyeon them and another question with yourdining room do you wantof all from your kitchen do you want tobe able to be in the kitchen and seeyour dining room and and partaking theactivities that are in there a lot ofpeople now use a dining room as anoffice you know works coming home moreand more people are working from home ifyou currently do thattell your designer that you do that it'sreally really important that that diningspace being used as an office or aworkspace is highlighted to yourdesigner because other options can bemade because if you use you know acombined office dining room then quiteoften you've got all your work stuff outa lot of people don't like to pack theirwork stuff away because it disturbs theflow that they've got going but if youthen have to clean everything away everyday for a meal or a couple of times aday for a meal if you work from home andyou've got kids that can become reallydraining so you need to tell yourdesigner so that they can go right wellwe need to get you a workspace somewhereelse now a lot of people like a lot ofpeople with kids like that workspaceoffice space also visible from thekitchen now that's something I will gointo when we talk about offices andexcuse me so your dining space are theonly other thing really is how manypeople you're going to accommodate inyour dining space at any given time ifyou're just two people and you want tobe 8 to 10 seater dining table becauseyou entertain once every six monthslet your designer know they may be abetter solution that's going to take upa lot less room and cost you less tobuild that'll still give you thatfacility if you entertain every singleweekend and you've got the sort ofhousehold that's full of kids not justyour kids everyone else's kids and youhave a constant flow of people throughyour house and that your dining table isthe the hub of where everyone sits downand enjoys themselves and make thatspace special highlight that that's yourrelationship with your space to yourdesigner and talk to them about howmaking yeah you canthan most of that space the only thingto consider is crockery crockerytablecloths napkins and those sorts ofthings do you want those in oraccessible to your dining space do youwant those in your kitchen I didn't talkabout that in the kitchen because thecrockery sort of thing it tends to movearound where people access it most andwhere they feel they access it mostpersonally I like my crockery in mykitchen where I can just access it likeI said I like my kitchens to be reallyfunctional I just want to stand thereand just be able to get everything doneand a lot of people like their crockerynear their dining rooms so that whenthey're serving particularly if youserve in share bowls a lot then yourcrockery may live closer to your diningroom if your open-plan kitchen diningthen you can have your crockery andstuff like that in a an island bench amiddle bench a wing of the kitchen thatyou know of your bench work thatseparates your dining and your kitchenthere's a lot of ways to approach thisand your dining space a number of timesnow your heating sits between yourdining space and your living spacedepending particularly an open-planthat's something to consider where'syour heating going what is your heatingwhere is your heating going and that's asort of space kitchen dining living thatif you're having a static heating systemlike a wood fire like gas those sorts ofthings tends to inhabit that space inthere and if they are showing up indining rooms as a feature between thedining and the living or the dining inthe kitchen something to think about thenext one we're going to go through isjust a couple of the other types ofliving spaces that'll be your rumpusyour media room your snug and I'm goingto cover all of those in one talk thatwill be our next one so share thisaround tag people who are doingrenovations and things like that takenotes and we'll talk to you about thenext one which is your optional livingspaces so we'll talk to you soon bye

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