It seems that every seller these days knows that spectacular dining rooms can be a major selling point for potential home buyers. But really, how often do any of us eat in formal dining rooms? I, for one, have had a long-standing dinner date with my coffee table and E News for several years now...But seriously, other than for the purpose of hosting holidays and the occasional dinner party, dining rooms tend to sit lonely and empty for the vast majority of the year.
Instead, families and couples tend to gather in the kitchen to dine, particularly as more and more homes feature those oh-so-important 'eat-in-kitchens'. What's great about these spaces is that they offer a casual dining option that incorporates the coziness of family dining without the stuffiness of a formal dining room.
So, keeping all of that in mind, it's essential to stage these little dining nooks appropriately when selling. The goal is to keep things clean, casual, and welcoming. Keep table settings and/or centerpieces simple and remember that furniture should be family-friendly and comfortable, though still neutral and coordinated.
For some inspiration, check out the before and afters from some recent homes below!