What You’ll Need for a Dining Room Makeover: 10 Things to Consider
Your dining room is often a forgotten room. The family doesn’t gather there as often, so it’s typically over looked when it comes to remodeling. However, with the right dining room makeover, you won’t be able to get your family to leave.
The question is, where do you start? Is it with something simple like replacement windows or a new chandelier or do you need a complete makeover? We’re here to help you make that decision.
In this article, we’ll give you 10 things to consider when you start your dining room makeover. Once you’ve finished reading, you’ll be able to take your dining room from bland to grand. Let’s get started.
1. It All Starts With Your Dining Room Table
The largest piece to your dining room is the table. This should be the centerpiece and the largest piece of furniture in the room. There are many different directions you can go in when it comes to your dining room table.
Most homeowners like a large table made of wood that seats 6 comfortably. Obviously that size is determined by the size of your family and the frequency of guests.
The reason most homeowners like wood tables is because they give a warm, elegant look that you won’t get with other table materials. If you do get a wood table, make sure you have coasters and table mats near by. The last thing you want to do is damage the table while you’re eating.
The Centerpiece of Your Table
The centerpiece of the table can make a huge difference in the overall look of the room – it might be the first thing someone sees when entering your dining room. That means it has to be good. Things like a statue/figure, napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers or a potted plant are common for a dining room table centerpiece.
We recommend that you choose something that represents you. It’ll give your dining room makeover a little more personality. Just be sure not to go too overboard with your centerpiece. Something too big or gaudy will detract from the room’s overall look.
2. High Ceilings Look Great in a Dining Room
The typical ceiling height for a home is 9 feet. We’re going to make a hunch and say that you don’t know anyone that tall. That being said, if you’re willing to do/hire out the construction work, raising your ceiling might be a good idea.
The reason you’d want to raise your ceiling is solely for aesthetic appeal. Taller ceilings are gorgeous and trending right now. It’ll surely raise the value of your home and you’ll probably never want to leave your new gorgeous dining room.
There’s one problem with raising your ceiling: it’s expensive. If you don’t have extra space between your ceiling and roof, there’s going to be a lot of construction work to be done. In the end, you have to ask yourself if the beauty is worth it to you.
3. Large Replacement Windows
There’s an alternative option to raising your ceiling: large replacement windows. Large windows make the room look much bigger than it really is (both taller and more space). It’s a great cost effective way to play with the perception of your guests.
New windows offer more than a cool illusion. They also allow more natural light into your home. You’ll be able to save money on your energy bills by not needing lights on as often. It’s also proven that natural light improve your mood. If you get operating windows, you’ll be able to open them and let fresh air in.
When getting replacement windows for your dining room makeover, make sure they’re made of vinyl. Vinyl windows are built specifically to handle any weather condition. They won’t warp, rot or expand when exposed to moisture. They also have insulated frames and glass to prevent heated or cooled air from escaping your home. This will significantly lower your energy bills.
Feldco offers the Midwest’s best vinyl windows – in fact, we’re America’s #1 window company. Our product specialists will make sure you get the perfect windows for your dining room. Get a free quote now so we can get started on your replacement window project.
Window Treatments Add a Decorative Touch to Your Dining Room
You can complete your windows with beautiful window treatments. Whether it’s curtains, shades or blinds, you’ll be able to find the perfect window coverings for your dining room makeover.
Not only are window treatments beautiful, but they also add privacy to your home. When they’re closed, no one will be able to see inside and if you ever want to enjoy light or fresh air, just open them up!
4. Hang a Chandelier
Much like the centerpiece of your dining room table, the light source is something small that can make a huge difference in the look of the room. We recommend hanging a chandelier above your table. It’ll be a gorgeous piece that’ll also illuminate the entire room.
Plus, when you open your window treatments, the sunlight will take your chandelier to another level. It’ll reflect beautifully and light up the room unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s definitely the perfect light source for your dining room.
5. Open Concept is Trending
Maybe the key to having a great dining room is to not have it as a separate room. Now you’re probably really confused – allow us to explain.
One of the biggest trends in homes is having an open concept floor plan. That means your living room, dining room and kitchen have little to no walls separating them. You have one large room that encompasses everything.
The reason open concepts are so hot right now is because it opens up the home. All three rooms look and feel much larger and are perfect for hosting large get togethers.
6. A Patio Door Can Make a Major Difference
Much like windows, a large patio door can really open up your dining room. It’s large and allows natural light into your home.
7. Decorate Your Walls with Paintings
No dining room makeover is complete without paintings and wall decorations. Otherwise you’ll have an extremely bare and boring wall. That doesn’t mean go out and buy your favorite band or movie poster – get something like a Rockwell painting. It’ll really tie the entire room together.
8. Make Sure Everyone Has a Place to Sit
Seating is extremely important in a dining room. It’s a place where your family should gather to eat. If there isn’t enough space for everyone, members of your family will start to migrate to other areas of your home.
It’s important to have enough seats at the table so everyone has a place to sit comfortably. When in doubt, get a couple more seats than you have family members – just in case you have company.
If you have an open concept house, it’s even better. Then you’ll have more room to spread out while still being in the same room and able to communicate with one another.
9. A Curio or Hutch Completes the Room
Curios and hutches are often found in dining rooms – usually along the walls. They’re a great way to decorate the room and show off a bit of your personality.
But what goes in a dining room hutch or curio? Any number of things. Many homeowners display beautiful China plates and dishware while others have Precious Moments or other statues. The sky’s the limit. No matter what you do, it’ll show off a little bit of your personality and interests.
10. Keep it Simple
The last thing you want to do is overcrowd your dining room. Make sure you don’t go over board adding everything you think looks cool. Pick and choose what’s best.
The key is to have a plan before starting your dining room makeover. Measure the size of the room and the essential furniture such as the table and a hutch. From there, you’ll be able to see what you can do to further enhance the space.
These 10 Dining Room Makeover Tips Will Transform the Room
A dining room makeover will transform how you use your entire home. Rather than everyone flocking to the closest TV or computer during dinner, everyone will want to sit together in the dining room. It’ll be beautiful, well lit and the perfect meeting place for your family.
Do you need replacement windows or a patio door for your dining room? Feldco is here to help. Our 40 years of experience in home remodeling can’t be topped by other companies. We’ll make sure you get the perfect product for your dining room makeover. Get a free quote now and see why over 350,000 homeowners have trusted us.