Although it may not be on the top of your list for rooms in your home that need an upgrade, you should give some thought to your dining room. As any restaurateur will tell you, the dining experience is half about the food and half about the atmosphere. Simply put, it can be hard to enjoy a delicious meal if you’re eating in an environment that’s anything by sumptuous.
Now, think about your dining room. Is it really everything that it could be? While you may be thinking about big-ticket remodeling projects like the kitchen, maybe you should start where you enjoy your meals. Not only will this make your daily dining experiences all the more pleasurable, it will also give you a wonderful space to entertain guests, whether they be friends, family or even the neighbors!
To give you an idea of how changing just a few things can yield great results in a dining room remodel, we’ve collected these 12 amazing examples. With each, will show you the before and the after, highlighting the key changes that make these dining room remodels so amazing!
1. A Full Restoration
As you can see, this dining area needed a complete facelift from floor to ceiling. The home was over a century old!
The iron chandelier that’s been installed works to frame the space, while the light colored walls allow for natural light to bathe the area.
2. Not So Much Country
It’s clear that this homeowner was originally going for a “country” style; however, the blah furniture and lack of décor sinks the project.
With the walls now done in reclaimed barn wood and with an eclectic mix of chairs around the table, the look is completed.
3. Apartment Therapy
A strong dining area can make any apartment – even the smallest one – feel like a home. However, when things are cluttered like this…
Now, check out what these apartment dwellers did! They made a nice cozy dining room area with a low-profile.
4. What You Got
There’s no denying the tired look of this dining room, from the awful chairs and dining table to the wood planks on the wall…
But, those wood planks weren’t all that bad! By brightening then up and giving them a distressed look, the whole room becomes airier. Oh, and those beautiful chairs and that dining table help too!
5. Knowing It’s Time
How do you know when it’s time to give your dining room a remodel? How about when it starts to become a junk pile like this!
With tasty furniture pieces and those beautiful leaning bookshelves, who would want to clutter up a space like this now?
6. Changing It Up
The wainscoting already present in this dining room is a great feature, but that awful wallpaper has got to go!
And “go” it went, replaced by a beautiful monochromatic pattern that screams contemporary luxury. The white drapes and area rug also serve to brighten things up.
7. Taking It Out
Depending upon the size of your home and your family’s needs, you may need to think outside of the box when it comes to designing the perfect dining room.
That’s what makes this remodeling project so amazing! Look at how that shabby outdoor space was converted into a gorgeous dining room.
8. Not Much Doing
In a smaller home, you’ll have to make do with a smaller dining room. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a dark, depressing room.
Instead, you can copy this wonderful remodel, which brightens things up with beautiful blue walls and colorful dining room chairs.
9. Simple Changes
If you look at this dining room, you’ll be able to tell that all the right elements are there… There’s just something missing!
By rearranging slightly and opening up the window with vertically striped drapes, this dining room feels like a new place. And really the only thing that was added was the area rug beneath the table… (And those chairs were reupholstered too.)
10. Not New
This dining room is about as plain as they come, with low ceilings and completely uninteresting furniture pieces.
For the remodel, these homeowners raised the ceiling by exposing the beams and made sure to select pieces and colors that capture natural light well.
11. More Outside the Box
We know what you’re thinking: “These are supposed to be dining room remodels… Not hallway remodels!”
Well, guess what? This Austin entranceway was remodeled into a formal dining room, and the results are – as you can see – stunning!
12. Let There Be Light
Perhaps more so than with any other room you might remodel, you should be concerned with adding brightness in your dining room.
This dining room remodel accomplishes this expertly, from the white drapes framing the windows to the beautiful table and chairs.