Every family is different. From the moment we wake up in the morning, we’ve all got our own routines, our own way of getting through the day.
If you put two different families in the exact same house, those families will use the space very differently. We were reminded of this last month when a headline in The Washington Post caught our eye. It said: “The Living Room is Dead.”
The story goes on to detail how a journalist and her family spent a weekend in a homebuilder’s model home. In this home, the kitchen opened to the dining area, which opened to the great room. She found that her family spent most of their time, even when they held a dinner party, gathered in the open kitchen and dining area. The home had no separate formal dining and no formal living room. And they didn’t miss it.
This aligns with the way many families are living today, placing less emphasis on formal spaces and more on communal areas. At Mid-Atlantic Builders, our family gourmet kitchens are perfect for today’s casual lifestyle. The large island provides plenty of space to prep your meals or to grab a stool and eat right there. And it’s adjacent to the breakfast room and family room, so your family doesn’t have to be separated.
The great thing about building a home with Mid-Atlantic Builders is that you can choose how you use your space. The floorplan may say “Dining Room,” but you can make it a study and personalize it with built-in bookshelves. It may say “Living Room,” but if you’ve got young kids and it might be just perfect for a playroom.
It’s your home and Mid-Atlantic Builders takes pride in working with you to make sure your home fits the way your family lives every day.
So is the living room dead?
Only if you want it to be.