skip to Main Content
Inspiration
Inspiration

What Dining Room Layout Fits Your Lifestyle?

November 12, 2020

The Holidays are right around the corner, and although they may look different this year, one constant is sharing meals together. This time of year, we always think about the dining room, and how it’s become an ever-evolving space. Nowadays our “dining area” is serving more purposes than ever before – a place to live, learn, work, and eat. Whether that dining experience happens at the kitchen island, informal dinette, or formal dining room there’s something to look forward to sharing a meal with loved ones.

Traditionally, a separate dining room was essential in every American home. The formal dining room was known as a designated space reserved for entertaining guests, using the “fancy” china, and a room free of cooking clutter and appliances. But today, dining rooms may double as homework stations, home offices, game rooms, and more.

We are all spending much more time at home than ever before, and we understand that every family’s needs are different. We’ve designed beautiful and comfortable floorplan layouts to accommodate different lifestyles and budgets. Here are a few of our favorites.

Formal Dining Room – St. Charles

Many of our homeowners add a special design element to the formal dining room such as a grid wall, paneling, crown molding, or a beautiful chandelier to make the space feel special.

Formal Dining Room | St. Charles

Built-in Buffet – Fairmount

Perfect for entertaining; a built-in buffet can be used as a cocktail station, coffee bar, a place to store dishes, display special decor, or even games.

Formal Dining Room | Fairmount

Outdoor Access – Broadmoor

Easy outdoor access for the kids, pets, or even access to the grill. Conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen.

Informal Dining Room | Broadmoor

Sun-filled Morning Room – Baley

Surrounded by windows; a space that blurs the line from indoor and outdoor space.

Morning Room | Baley

Built-in Banquette – Fairmount

A designated spot for casual dining, and a bonus of more storage space tucked underneath.

Banquette | Fairmount

Kitchen to Dining Flow – Wesley

An open-concept with each room defined by stunning light fixtures.

Dining Room | Wesley

Informal Dining Room – Hayward

Unobstructed views to the kitchen, gathering room, porch, and backyard.

Informal Dining Room | Hayward

Elegant Open Concept – Abbott

A semi-secluded space away from the clutter of the kitchen.

Dining Room | Abbott

Pass-through Butler’s Pantry – St. Croix

Ease entertaining by providing prep space and storage for serveware and barware.

Butler's Pantry | St. Croix

Abundant Natural Light – Hamilton

Serene and sophisticated this dining space is elevated by a transom window that allows natural light to flow in while maintaining privacy.

Dining Room | Hamilton

Cozy Dinette – Stirling

A great place for enjoying coffee, a nightcap, and of course all three meals.

Dinette | Stirling

Eat-In Kitchen – 2190

You won’t be far from the action while you work, hang out, or eat. This flexible space is made for livability.

Eat-in Kitchen | 2190

Casual Dining – 1900

If a formal dining room would just collect dust as it sits empty and unused consider a dinette located off the kitchen & gathering room.

Dinette | 1900

 

Our Pinterest page can be a helpful tool for collecting inspiration and deciding what type of dining room is best for you. Once you have a good idea of what you want, head over to our Community & Floorplans to find the right home plan for you and your lifestyle. Once you’ve moved into your Robert Thomas Home, we always recommend checking out Katie Emma’s blog for the latest tips, tricks, and decor inspiration. Make sure to use the hashtag #myrobertthomashome when sharing on social!

For pricing, & additional information contact a New Home Consultant today!

All of our showcase model homes are professionally staged by Ambiance Home Staging.

© 2020 Robert Thomas Homes Inc. All rights reserved. Prices, floor plans, home elevations, options, upgrades, specifications, incentives, promotions, and availability are subject to change without notice. Base prices or starting from prices of a home plan or floorplan do not include optional home elevations, options, upgrades, or lot premiums. Finished square footage and dimensions are approximate and subject to change without notice. Photos, virtual tours, video tours, and/or illustrations may not depict actual home plan configuration and/or details and may show certain options and upgrades not included in the base price or starting price of the home plan. Showcase model homes featured may show model staging, furniture, and accessories that are not included in the purchase of a home. Community improvements and amenities described are based upon current development plans and information furnished by others and are subject to change without notice. No representations are made with regards thereto. Community association fees and/or assessments, covenants, conditions, and restrictions may apply. Promotions and incentives may require the use of a certain lender that is an affiliate of Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. Floor plans and home elevations are used by permission by Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. Please consult a Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. New Home Consultant for complete information. MN LIC BC644819

© 2020 Robert Thomas Homes Inc. All rights reserved. Prices, floor plans, home elevations, options, upgrades, specifications, incentives, promotions, and availability are subject to change without notice. Base prices or starting from prices of a home plan or floorplan do not include optional home elevations, options, upgrades, or lot premiums. Finished square footage and dimensions are approximate and subject to change without notice. Photos, virtual tours, video tours, and/or illustrations may not depict actual home plan configuration and/or details and may show certain options and upgrades not included in the base price or starting price of the home plan. Community improvements and amenities described are based upon current development plans and information furnished by others and are subject to change without notice. No representations are made with regards thereto. Community association fees and/or assessments, covenants, conditions, and restrictions may apply. Promotions and incentives may require the use of a certain lender that is an affiliate of Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. Floor plans and home elevations are used by permission by Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. Please consult a Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. New Home Consultant for complete information. MN LIC BC644819

×Close search
Search