Kitchen Eating Area – thinking outside the box

Kitchen Eating Area – thinking outside the box

When our children were still living at home our kitchen eating area worked very nicely for us!


Many a good family meal has been served in this space with lively discussions regarding school, relationships, politics and everything else under the sun!


But with their departure to college and eventually out on their own, this space was hardly used and has lately ended up looking like this….


My hubby’s computer has made its way down to the kitchen table!  These days we both enjoy time on our computers but still wish to spend time together and since the kitchen, television and our bedroom are on this floor, this is where we tend to gravitate to in the evenings.

Well, I finally had enough of a computer on my kitchen table so it was time to “think outside the box”!


We brought my desk down from the office/guest room and took the kitchen table upstairs to the game room to use for playing cards!!

After I put it all together, my hubby looked at me and said “it’s not really an eating area anymore” to which I responded, “exactly”!  It doesn’t need to be with just the two of us!  There is still room to eat should we decide to at the table and when the kids come for dinner, we eat in the dining room!


The next day he said to me, “it’s growing on me….I like it”!


I picked up a palm tree to add a little “life” to the space……let’s hope I don’t kill it!! :)


Some tulips “springify” the space…..


A new lamp I picked up at Home Goods found its home. I love the bubbles in the glass!


Sometimes it’s okay to think outside the box.  It may not be right for everyone but for us, it works!! I feel like I have a whole new room!!

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What about you?  Do you use a room in your home in a totally different way than is normally intended?


Until next time…….


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