I’ve attached some photos of the dining room in our Victorian semi (dimensions 3.0m x 3.7m). We did a little bit of renovation in this room when we moved in (mainly plastering/painting plus taking up carpet and putting down laminate), but now it’s time to improve it further.
Since many of you out there have much better design heads than us, I thought I’d ask opinions.
Things we’re considering:
1. Take out the electric heater and replace with an empty fireplace + improve the fireplace surround.
2. Take out the bookshelves either side of the fireplace and replace with alcove cupboards + floating shelves.
3. Add a small cupboard under the stairs.
4. Replace the table with a smaller version (eg square that extends), with benches rather than chairs.
5. Possibly add a window into the west-facing wall (where the clock is), for lots more light.
Any advice on the above, or suggestions to maximise storage and/or fit a Victorian style, warmly appreciated.
I love how well organised this is - all the compact spaces look great! I think the floating shelves might be a good idea though. I think that will look less tight, and will open the room up a little bit. It adds a great homely vibe but the floating shelves should modernise that a little bit.
I also think a window addition would be brilliant - a bit more light would definitely be beneficial in the room as well. Will help open up the room and make it feel bigger!