When we bought our home 3.5 years ago, there was no formal dining room. However, we saw the potential in the current “man cave”, and decided that we could make it work. We live in a split level, so the new dining room was only 5 steps down from the kitchen, and was big enough to accommodate a table, chairs and a buffet.
After painting, installing picture frame molding and crown molding, we needed to replace the laminate flooring. The lower level sits on a slab, so our only choice for hardwoods was to glue them down. We decided to go with engineered hardwood flooring, and knew that we would ultimately use it throughout the rest of the house. My husband and father-in-law installed all the new engineered hardwood flooring in one day, and after that, we were able to move forward with our design.
Here is what the room looked like the day we moved in (clearly, we only used it as a storage space for quite some time!):
Here are some photos of the room, as a work-in-progress:
And, here is a sneak peak of the room, today!
I'll be back this weekend with more pictures, details on the furniture & accessories, and a source list!