Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, the largest eating holiday of the year, so we are taking a look at what makes a great gathering space. From the hustle and bustle of the kitchen space to the soft landing zone of a comfy chair before or after the big meal, there are many ways in which to open up the dining area to connect to the kitchen or living room to expand the social experience.
Wherever you gather, we hope your table is rich with good company and warm hearts. Happy Thanksgiving.
We’ve gathered a few favorite examples of spaces perfect for entertaining from over the years:
The connection from kitchen to dining room to the outside patio is ripe for hosting a huge party, especially here in our moderate NW climate!
Located just off of the kitchen and great room, this simple dining area lets the food take center stage.
This dining room is open to the living room, with the open kitchen just over to the side – making the pre and post dinner transition to the lounge chairs very easy!
This home packs all the action into one area with a combined kitchen and dining area adjacent to the living room, and the built in buffet offers extra space to set dishes or set up a drink bar.
The formal dining room in this home connects to the calm living room, meanwhile the kitchen provides space for more informal gathering and plenty of surface area to prepare the meal or set the dishes.
This hearty dining table sits adjacent to the open kitchen, making it easy to grab seconds, while the console (perfect for drinks and décor!) separates the fireplace seating area just enough to make it feel cozy.