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Improving a small Victorian dining room: any tips?

Postby jacr100 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:33 pm

Hi folks

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.
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