I have mentioned in the past that we turned our dining room into an extra large kitchen. As I said then, and I will reaffirm now, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, I never ever regret that decision. And even then, on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, my regret comes in the form of a mere “twinge” as I step back to be sure the section of my living room that I designated as my dining room looks “dining room-y” enough for the occasion.
Seems now, there are more partaking in this trend. Here’s an entry from the blog Hooked on Houses that documents a designer’s conversion of a dining room in to a family room. Enjoy!