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Formal Elegant Boderline Swanky Dining Rooms...Not Every Home Has Them, Needs Them.

    

Most of your shoe box 42x24 ranches have a dining area but the formal dining room, nope.

The activebutler and servant pantries, maine dining rooms family on the run, hitting drive thrus, wolfing down pizzas in front of the tube or video game screen just does not use a formal dining room. Maybe Easter, Thanksgiving and Christimas it would be nice to have one. Or for birthday celebrations but that's it for some.

    

Maybe the formal dining room is too far from the microwave...the new way to cook food in the bag when you are over extended, just don't have the time.

Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, fries and spam...yikes! Maybe the desire or energy to whip up a roast, toss a salad, saute green peppers and onions with the xm cranking out some tuneage in the background as you unwind with some grape juice is not so common, possible.

     Here is one of our nicer formal dining rooms we have run into lately...in Houlton Maine.houlton maine dining room

Maine, Slow It Down, Fill Your Lungs With Clean Air Here. Maine Real Estate Broker Andrew Mooers

Slow dining...not eating like a marathon racer anxious to keep pace, running full bore, all out to get to the finish line as soon as the starting gun fires. Is that how you "put the feed bag on"?

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Comment balloon 5 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • September 17 2009 09:19AM

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Andrew, our homes still have formal dining rooms but the living room is going away - if they are there, young families use them for offices. I have seen some that don't have a dining room, but most still do.

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) about 11 years ago

Wow... nice eye candy. Most people I know rarely use the rooms the way they were intended to be used. :->

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

You're right..more than one generation ...sometimes three under one roof, servants and your home was your castle. Someone there all the time besides the cat, dog, hamster and turtle. Family living with attempt to put the fun in dysfunction underway. Still think the family meal, with no phones, no text messaging, no tv, movie or distractions is key and asking kids...how did it go at school, etc today? Communication over a leisurely meal and everyone pitching in to clean up...and even make that meal. By two boys home for the summer from college liked to all pitch in...I'll be cutting up salad mushrooms, peppers, one is hand breading some fish with spices and the other is setting the table. And everything in the dishwasher, packaged back for the refrigerator afterwards. That is fun and easy.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 11 years ago

The way we live has definitely changed and so our rooms are having to adapt.. great post.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 11 years ago

I am not fond of "dining areas" because I don't like to see into the kitchen when you're sitting at the table. I have a dining room table in a room specifically intended for dining...forget the centerpiece, though; the laptop seems to be a permanent fixture!

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) about 11 years ago

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