Many homes have dining rooms that are not being used mainly because of a lifestyle change. There are many ways to repurpose the dining room into a more useful, efficient room.

-Home Office – nearly five million people work at least half of the time remotely, while 16% of companies are completely remote globally.  Add a reliable broadband, a computer, a desk, a comfortable chair, good lighting, and maybe a printer and a filing cabinet to that unused space and you now have a roomy office space.

-Craft Room – All crafters would love their own space to do sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, and/or painting. Crafters are the happiest when they have all their supplies organized in storage units, easy to get to and still looking aesthetic.  The calmness and creativity of doing a craft is an important part of self-care, and it’s recommended to do it at least 15 minutes a day.

-Home Library – Book lovers can have all their books in one spot, along with a cozy reading chair. Healthline reports that reading books improves our mental and physical health, and those benefits last a lifetime.

-Exercise Area – One of the toughest parts of squeezing in daily exercise is finding the place to do it. What if you could wake up and go right to your own exercise area? No pressure to have the perfect gym outfit, no expensive monthly memberships, and no one watching as you try balancing during yoga for the first time.  Mayo Clinic suggests you set goals, have a set time each day so exercise is a part of your routine, and reward yourself . A weight storage rack is helpful, as well as a yoga mat and yoga blocks.  Add a TV to watch streamed workouts. 

These are just a few ideas to repurpose that unused square footage of the dining room space.