This give the kitchen in this home a little more functionality, David and Kortney added a small breakfast bar between the kitchen and dining room. This gives potential buyers the option of eating in a smaller, more intimate space or at their formal dining table.
A streamlined dining table and white dining chairs offer a more formal option for enjoying a meal in this contemporary eat-in kitchen. The white color palette makes the already spacious room feel even larger. An oversized waterfall island offers a casual dining option and plenty of workspace for food prep.
The center of this great room is designated as a holiday gathering spot for kids, complete with snacks and interactive crafting ideas. With kids occupied, parents can enjoy a more formal dining experience in the adjacent room.
Upon entering this new construction home, you are greeted with a grand room with the foyer, formal living room, dining, and a view into the living room. The spaces flow both visually, and functionally, creating a platform to entertain many guests and host family activities.
The Conservatory Room at The Country Club at DC Ranch is an elegant, formal dining area with panoramic windows offering beautiful views of the Arizona desert. Weathered wood beams and flooring set the tone for a warm, welcoming dining experience, while upholstered chairs bring in a touch of the southwest.
This open concept sitting room with vaulted ceilings is perfect for formal entertaining. Guests can lounge and enjoy fireside cocktails before venturing into the adjoining dining room. This space's natural radiance is all in the details—from the delightful crown molding and spiraling marble staircase lined with metalwork railings to the exquisite furnishings.
A unifying color scheme allows the different rooms in an open plan layout to have some cohesion. The dark wood of this open plan kitchen's cabinetry is echoed in the formal dining table. The accent color white is utilized by both spaces in different ways.
The front door and foyer open up to a large, family great room with a fireplace and formal dining area. An exposed ceiling beam and barn pendant lights help define the kitchen while still keeping it open to the rest of the living space.
This home was formerly a two family dwelling and was converted to a single family residence consisting of a kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The second floor hosts the foyer, formal living room and den, while the third floor contains three bedrooms and bathrooms for the family. Black and white staircases connect all three levels.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Mark is asked to make over a formal living and dining room for a young couple. Because the couple loves music, Mark creates a custom record installation. "The record wall...stunning," says judge Vern Yip.
Designer Angelica Henry selected this unique open back bookcase of floating shelves to give the appearance of a modern sculpture, while serving as a functional piece to house her client's smaller collectibles. It also acts as a unexpected and lovely room divider for the formal dining area.
In the kitchen, gray cabinets and a gray granite give the space an elegant kitchen space. Stainless steel appliances make the room look clean and polished, while pendant lights illuminate the space. The bar seating provides casual seating for the apartment, and with its close proximity to the formal dining area, extends the entertaining space of this apartment.
John and Anthony, of America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designed an open, functional space to meet their needs. To define the boundaries of the new kitchen space, the Kitchen Cousins added a brick wall to separate the kitchen from the living room, a small, informal breakfast bar to separate the dining room and the stove and shelving to separate the space from the home office adjacent to the kitchen.
As part of the Parker home transformation in Atlanta, GA, licensed contractor Chip Wade took out a number of walls in the kitchen and living room to make an open air living area. The formal dining area is now adjacent to the great room and part of the open flow of the space. The transformation included a large kitchen island with ample storage and cooking area along with a work station that mechanically lifts for the kids to do their homework. The living area also includes a multi-use ottoman for everyone in the family-including the dog. This creates a central area for the kids to work and spend time with their parents, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
The single mother and daughter who live in this Decatur home outside Atlanta share a pretty space where toys and other kids gear is hidden within the beautiful design. A buffet cleverly hides bins with toys. "This project is a great example of a common request I get from clients with small children, who do not need a formal dining area: how to create a play space without having a room that's completely devoted to kids and toys," " says designer Gina Sims. These clients want a space for their children, but do not want to lose the "adult" feel of the room. This is a common issue as more clients choose open-concept homes.