Dining Spaces in Your New Home – Time to Dine

At their core, no two dining spaces are alike. They each vary in color, features, size, and style. The types of dining spaces in your new home are also impacted by the type of home you’re buying. For instance, if you’re in the market for a new townhome, you’re less likely to have an expansive formal dining area. But have no fear! Today’s floor plans offer several options to enjoy any meal, whether a quick snack or four-course family dinner. Here’s a look at some of the dining spaces you’ll find in our new homes throughout Atlanta. Discover where you can enjoy your meal when it’s time to dine in your new home by Brock Built. A formal dining room is the perfect place to host a large family dinner in your new home.

Traditional Dining Rooms

Classic and timeless. These two words perfectly describe an enclosed, more traditional dining room. It’s what comes to mind most frequently when discussing dining spaces in your home.  A formal dining room is true to its name, a place to host formal meals with guests. Many formal dining rooms boast decorative wall molding and elegant chandeliers or light fixtures. These spacious rooms give way to dining with larger groups of 6 to 8 people at an oversized dining room table. These rooms undoubtedly are most useful during the holidays and at other gatherings throughout the year with large groups of family and friends. The featured dining room above is from our model home in Mangêt. A high-top table and chairs combine to create an in-kitchen dining area in this home plan.

In-Kitchen Dining Area

When your home’s kitchen has an open area in the middle, it’s the perfect place to integrate a dining space into your kitchen. As seen above in a West Highlands model home, we did this by incorporating a tall dining table and chairs. Outside of mealtime, the table provides an additional kitchen surface to utilize when preparing your favorite meals. The functionality of this design is also enhanced by the ease of accommodating guests with the addition of a few more chairs. These dining areas are also common in kitchens with an island, where one side of the island serves as a food prep area while the opposite side doubles as a place to enjoy a quick meal or snack when you add a few bar stools. The open concept dining room is found in modern open-concept floor plans.

Open Concept Dining Rooms

Fifty years ago, open concept dining rooms were hard to find, but today they are very common in new construction. This corresponds to the rise in demand for open-concept floor plans that offer spacious living areas housing the kitchen, dining area, and living room. Even still, there are two distinct types of open concept dining rooms. The first is a dining room, seen above from Adams Vineyard, is part of an open floor plan but set apart in its own nook. This dining style provides a more intimate dining experience, but it gives you the same degree of easy access to the other living areas on the main floor of your home. The second type of open concept dining room is one where the dining area adjoins the kitchen and living area, creating a natural barrier between the two, demonstrated in the photo below from Westside Station. The most common type of dining area in today's townhomes is one that adjoins the other living areas of the home.

Time to Dine

Dining with family and friends is when some of life’s fondest memories are made. Your new home should have all the room you need to create memorable meals with the ones you love throughout the year. When selecting the floor plan featuring the dining spaces that fit your family’s lifestyle, we’re here to help. Contact us today to take the first step toward finding your perfect Brock Built home. Looking for more home design inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook.