Another dining room question
I've been thinking about the 'separate' or 'formal' dining room. While I'd like to have a dining room, I also want a kitchen table...and do I really need to duplicate functions? Also, will the kitchen table get used everyday, while the dining table is reserved for holidays?
So, I started thinking...what if there was a half wall, between the kitchen and dining room? Maybe with a post and a bit of craftsman character, but still relatively open. And, if the breakfast table is a banquette, would that make them just different enough, to be used everyday?
I know we've discussed this more than a few times...and some people love the distinct rooms/function aspect, especially in older homes. But, do you think the dining room would be used more often, if it were more open to other areas of the home? Thanks in advance :)