In an age where family time has been shortened by screen time, and we eat most of our meals on the go, dining rooms can bring us together.  A dedicated dining room can change the atmosphere of a meal and provide a special grace to dinner time.

I have a large dining room in my own old farmhouse, and we do enjoy more formal meals there.  In our house, the dining room is so much more than a place to eat.  We build models there, paint posters, assemble fair projects, and use the table for sorting paperwork and construction documents. (all with the help of folding table protectors)

There is no question that dedicated dining rooms take up space, and this space is valuable and can be a real asset to a home and a family.

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James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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