Pearl Realty | Pacific Northwest Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: November, 2014


Design a Dining Room for Dual Purposes

Dining rooms are often not used only for dining, but for doing homework, reading the paper, sorting and paying bills, crafts, or any other task where a table is desired. Keep your dining room functional for dining as well as these activities with a few simple ideas.

  • Incorporate a small dresser or hutch into the room. Use one or two drawers for table cloths and napkins, the others for things like pens, pencils, and scissors that might be used frequently at the table.
  • If you have the space, built in bench seating is a great storage solution.
  • If you read the paper at the table, keep a decorative recycling basket nearby to avoid stacks of paper on the floor.
  • If the dining room doubles as a…

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