I'm looking for some advice/thoughts from you all!
We are in the process of starting to get quotes to renovate our kitchen and we're thinking about taking down the wall between the dining room and kitchen to form a more open floor plan and expand our kitchen. Our thoughts are that we would extend the kitchen into the dining room a little but then put a big farmhouse like table in the dining room area also so we would still have a place to seat a lot of people but it would be more informal. We are also planning to get rid of our eat in kitchen area and get an island with bar stools on it. We will also have hardwood floors going through out the whole first floor so ignore the carpet.
My questions is do you have a formal dining room? Do you think they're necessary? I don't see us using a formal dining room very often and since we don't have a lot of space we what to make sure we utilize what space we have to best of our abilities. Our house is a very traditional center hall colonial so we want to try to bring it up the times as best we can but at the same time we don't want to regret not having a formal dining room space.
I've included some pictures of our house below.
This is our kitchen and eat in kitchen area- this whole area will be reconfigured.
That little doorway to the navy blue wall is our dining room and we would rip down the wall where the microswave is... we're not sure if it will be the whole wall or a half wall yet
Here is our dining room... just keeping it real this is where half the baby stuff lives
We would get a new farm house table and possibly open up more into the living room so that we can have a large table.