We try to make the dining room more functional by integrating the area into the kitchen and family room spaces. We also try to bring in natural light and open an area feeling to "de-formalize" the dining room.
Making formal dining more casual and accessible. Relates a kitchen to a formal dining area without diminishing the dining experience.
Contemporary Dining Area
This photo shows how the contemporary dining room makes use of the open space that leads to the kitchen, hallway and other rooms of the house.