Just a few years ago, restaurants and fast-casual dining had everything we wanted. In a world filled with work and activities, finding the time to cook (and enjoy your efforts) was rare. The most action our dining rooms saw was the stack of mail forgotten on the table. But as the pandemic moved through, we spent much more time at home. And even now, as the world returns to a more normal state, meals at home still matter. Few things offer comfort like a shared meal at home. But if your space is lacking luster, a dining room remodel might be in order!

Dining rooms used to be traditional. Stuffy chairs gathered around a large dark wood or glass table. A china cabinet towering above, standing guard over grandma’s dishes. Those two large pieces of abstract artwork that really didn’t fit any other room. And last but not least, dark heavy drapes covering much of the windows.

But as we all continue to value home entertaining, dining rooms are enjoying a new found focus in our client’s homes. The desire to take the traditional feel out of a dining room is a constant home remodeling request. So how do you create a dining space that’s warm and comfortable, where guests feel at home? 

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Dining Room (Before)

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Dining Room (After)

Dining Room Design


Design elements can be similar to other home projects. Using the right balance of color, texture, light and materials is key. The concept sounds simple, but it’s a little trickier to bring to life. Luckily, Lellbach Builders had the right remodeling team to make one couple’s dream a reality.

For this dining room remodel, they started with a warm color scheme with a mix of cool and colorful accents. The contrast makes the room interesting, inviting you in to pull up a chair and stay awhile. Gone are the days of dark overbearing walls. 

Wood floors with dark stain create a neutral cool base for a color scheme. A large light-colored wood table with partial bench seating creates a warm compliment to the floor. 

Weathered white side chairs with charcoal and white upholstery continue the mix of cool and warm tones. The splash of orange pillows adds zing that draws the eye.

Understated window treatments make use of filtered light from the window. Drop in an eye-catching light fixture and a statement piece of artwork, and your guests will never want to leave!

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