Remodeling the Dining Room

Perhaps one of the areas that is most often used for entertainment of guests is the dining room. In homes where there is not enough space in the kitchen or the breakfast nook is not used for all meals, the dining room becomes the best option for the entertainment of any guests that come to visit. You may want to remodel this room to feature built in storage space or even a built in dining space. Another option would be to remodel the room so that it can easily transform into a den or living room when the dining portion of your evenings have finished.



People don’t typically share pictures of how they have redecorated their dining room, which can make it challenging to find inspirational photographs when you are seeking to brainstorm. You may be able to find some decent examples online at sites like Pinterest or other online photo sites. However, you may have to create something completely unique based on your own needs within the dining room, whether that means creating a storage space unique to your own style or designing an area that is specific to the dining experience. Remodeling websites and magazines may be able to showcase some ideas that you can use for inspiration to build upon other ideas and concepts that you like. It’s a good idea to save these images and show them to your remodeling team or the contractor so that they have a better understanding of what you are seeking to achieve.



Typically you might spend $1000 or more when you are remodeling a dining room. The price can vary depending on how much money you are willing to invest into the space itself. If you want to remodel the room to have storage space that resembles traditional dining room furniture, then you can expect to spend well over $1000. However, if you are just changing a few things here and there, such as painting and rearranging the area, then you might want to prepare yourself to spend around $2000 or more. Knocking out a wall to create more space tends to be costly as well. You can get estimates of the cost by communicating your ideas with potential contractors that you would like to hire for the project. You can save some money by working on the project yourself, but if you are doing anything that requires special tools or experience, you should leave it to a professional.



Although you might not opt to have a remodeling service help you update your dining room, an alternative may be to consider an interior decorator. They would be able to provide you with more insight and ideas regarding different ways that you can add more style to your dining room and update it. There are a lot of affordable interior decorators that would be ideal for usage after you have remodeled the space. This can also be an option if you don’t want to remodel the room but you want to ensure that it looks fresh and updated.

Amy Wright
Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.

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