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Dining Room Set Up Simplified

When we plan a house we should have a layout plan for every room considering the purpose and furniture requirements. This article explains a typical lay out plan for the dining room.

While planning to construct a house we should have an idea about the layout of the different rooms required for the house. This is required even if you are purchasing a built up house to check whether it suits your needs or not. The layout of the dining room from its position within the house to the placing of dining room furniture and other accessories is briefly explained below.

First and foremost is the location of the dining room. In ideal circumstances it should be near the kitchen, as this will facilitate easy carrying of the food to the dining room. It should also be near the living room as living room is the common place of the house. However it is not good to have the passage to the living room to be through the dining room. If unavoidable, the door from the dining room to the living room may be kept near the door of the kitchen, on the adjacent walls of a corner of the dining room.

To enhance the look, the entrance from the living room can be made into an arch instead of a standard door. At least one of the walls, especially the one opposite to the arch should be the outer wall of the house. A large window can be planned on this wall to have sufficient day light. The other wall opposite the kitchen can have a medium or a large window that suits the general look of the house. One wall can be selected to fix the dining room hutch.

The next thing to look after is the electric fittings. The dining room should have sufficient lighting, a fan, space for the electric gadgets like the microwave and food warmer. Planning for additional fancy lights is also to be done so that electric wiring can be done accordingly.

Coming to the furniture. The important furniture of the dining room is the dining table and chairs. A dining table and six to eight matching dining chair are sufficient for an average family. A space of approximately 6 feet by 6 feet will be required to position this conveniently. Another piece of furniture required will be a side table to place the extra dishes when meals are in progress. In order to lay out the dining room set as above with the furniture the size requirement of the dining room will be approximately 12 feet by 10 feet.

The above set up is apt for an average family which lives in an apartment or a small house where saving floor area is of importance. For families requiring more elaborate and lavish set ups to suit their status, more area will be required. More about that style later!

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The author swears by Amish handcrafted furniture for her home. Her dining room table was purchased from Amish Tables.

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