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Remodeling  /  February 23, 2022

Make The Most Of Your Small Dining Room With These Remodel Tips

remodeling small dining room

With so much large-scale furniture on the market, it can feel impossible to find design ideas for smaller spaces. Bigger isn’t always better. Use a bit of creativity and remodeling services in Red Deer. These tips can turn your dining room into a functional and spacious area.

Use Open Shelving

Your grandmother’s corner china cabinet is a beautiful antique. Yet, it overwhelms your tiny dining area. Instead of grand, closed-off cabinet pieces, use open shelving. Tall, standalone shelving units offer floor-to-ceiling storage. Be aware tall furniture is prone to tipping. Keep your family safe and contact a professional to anchor racks to the wall.

Open shelving puts all your belongings in full view. Display things that tell a story about you and your family. Curate shelves to mix family photos, artwork and functional items. Consider placing some of the following items on wall shelves.

  • Cookbooks – Arrange your favourite cookbooks for all to see. They’ll be easier to grab when you need to find a recipe. They’ll also make a great conversation piece for guests who want to know more about your cooking habits.
  • Bakeware – Bulky, awkward items like cake stands and mixing bowls are difficult to store in cabinets. They’ll fit nicely on open ledges where doors are not an issue.
  • Pitchers – Display your favourite glass or crystal pitcher. They’ll be a beautiful decoration and won’t take up prime real estate in your kitchen cabinets.

Use the Walls

Don’t think of walls as only a canvas for artwork. Your walls can display and store pretty much anything. Mount floating shelves if you don’t have room for a big shelving unit. Suspend wine and stemware racks to display bottles and glasses together. Place a few wicker bread baskets on nails or screws. You don’t need to stick to conventional kitchenware items. Have a family of music lovers? Buy specialty hangers and display your guitar out in the open.
Remember, things stored on the walls are visible for all to see. You’ll want to make these items aesthetically pleasing. In other words, don’t use this area to display ratty old plastic Tupperware. Show off elegant china or fun souvenir glasses you purchased on vacation. Use this space to express your style and have a little fun.

Create Built-In Seating

Homeowners often overlook the corners of the room. This space isn’t just for lamps and plants. Use the corners of your home and build in banquet seating around your dining table. A custom-built bench can be any size and built to your unique standards. A small house can never have too much storage. For an extra compartment, make the seating hollow. Attach seat tops with hinges for easy access to space within the bench. Use this spot to store placemats, tablecloths, cloth napkins and more. You can keep plates and extra cutlery only used for guests or anything else you don’t want to be out in plain view. Add decorative upholstered cushions for a comfy and stylish place to sit that ties the whole area together.

Making a sturdy new piece of furniture from scratch is no easy feat. To construct a banquet, you’ll want to use a contractor like one of our pros at Handyman Connection. We can help you measure, plan for the perfect location, and create your new unique seating.

Finding a purpose for every space in your small home can be daunting. Get inventive with open shelving, hang items on the walls and custom seating. If you’re ready to make the most of your dining room, contact us at Handyman Connection for a free consultation. You can have a cleverly designed dining area in no time flat.

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