Have you eliminated your formal dining room?
We used to use our dining room all the time, for everything, because we didn't have an eat-in kitchen. Two years ago we did an addition, and now we have a big kitchen/family room with an island w/ stools where people can eat, as well as a kitchen table and chairs. Now, we never use the dining room. We don't entertain formally, and even if we did, our dining room is so small that our table only seats 6 people. I love the idea of turning the dining room into sort of a 'library' room. We have two large bookcases in another room that we could move in there, and I envision a loveseat/settee with two chairs opposite, and in the middle, a good-sized round table, either coffee-table height or taller, where you could still eat, maybe, or at least have a drink or snack. Has anyone done something similar, and if so, did you ever regret it? Any photos of similar rooms to what I'm describing? I thought I remembered this topic being discussed before, but I couldn't find any posts when I searched.