People who have a separate formal dining room in your house, besides holidays or occasions, do you ever eat in there?

People who have a separate formal dining room in your house, besides holidays or occasions, do you ever eat in there? How often and for what reason, like specific types of meals like steak? My parents have a large-ish nook attached to the open concept kitchen but we still eat at the barstools in front of the kitchen island counter 99% of the time for easy set up and clean up.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP, we have a stupid large formal dinning room and use it once per year on Thanksgiving. Waste of space.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same here but the wife wanted one since she was a child and we have plenty of space so I let her have her dream dining room. The funny thing is when we have family over for Thanksgiving, all the adults end up hanging out at the table in the kitchen, which is where we normally eat our meals. The formal dining room ends up being the kid's table.
      She does make some use of it during the rest of the year, as she doesn't have a home office like I do, she uses the table for handling bill and some craft stuff but those are minor since I have most bills setup to pay automatically and her craft projects are usually not very ambitious or she runs out of steam quickly and puts everything away.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    growing up we had one
    it was only ever used for larger family dinners

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any of you rich homies got a sitting room that nobody sits in? Just chairs and a big table, everything looks really expensive and easily stainable

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Any of you rich homies got a sitting room that nobody sits in?
      It's what happen when you can afford more room than people in the house can use at a given moment.

      It's similar to how rich people have more than one screen and one of them is turned down some of the time.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's similar to how rich people have more than one screen and one of them is turned down some of the time.
        What the frick does this mean?
        Can someone translate this from Bix Nood into English?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i think he's trying to talk either about people with two monitors or people who leave a tv on at low volume. neither would be reasonable though .

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So, I do indeed have a "dining" room setup with one of the rooms in my house. I never use it for that purpose. I have probably served 2-3 meals in that room in total. That's it.

      It's primary purpose now is a storage room & coat closet. I put all sorts of junk on that table now.

      Kinda, I have a connector bit that has chairs in it that is never used. I just have a chest freezer sitting in there now. It's next to the dining room that I also never use.

      >Any of you rich homies got a sitting room that nobody sits in?
      It's what happen when you can afford more room than people in the house can use at a given moment.

      It's similar to how rich people have more than one screen and one of them is turned down some of the time.

      I've got like 2 TVs fully setup, plus screens all over for comp stuff.

      Wealth is mental illness

      Nope, it's a product of working smart. Not working hard, like dumb shits believe. Working smart is how you get shit done and earn money. Working hard while dumb is how you waste time and energy.

      I know zoomers will never own houses, but do they really not understand that houses have dining rooms, and people eat dinner at the dining room table in the dining room? Has this really become a foreign concept?

      Ever since TVs and screens invaded the home, dining rooms have really become obsolete. Even for family get togethers it's done in front of the TV. I have one and never even use it. Granted I don't host dinner parties, but even that kinda died due to COVID. Zoomers definitely have no idea about dinner table dining - either the screens killed it for them or COVID killed any hope of a dinner party type event (which was already dying hard during the millennial period).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Nope, it's a product of working smart.
        Most wealth is inherited. Either that or you get lucky.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We have a piano room with the couch and loveseat from my bachelor pad days. My wife had shitty dorm room/ikea tier furniture when we moved in together so that got dumped but I always lived by the thought that you should buy high quality furniture that lasts a long time as soon as you can afford it. So my stuff was in great shape. When we started having kids and bought a larger house, that furniture really didn't work for us anymore, at which point we put it in the piano room. It's not totally unused. The kids and their friends will bang on the piano from time to time and if the tv is on in the living room and someone wants to read or play around on their tablet, they'll usually go in there because it's quiet (as long as no one is banging on the piano).

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dinner every Sunday growing up.
    My Mom also made me put my computer in the dining room when I was in high school because she didn't trust me to have it in my room.
    I would get busted for playing video games past 9pm because the dining room shared a wall with their bedroom.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When I was small, we used to play board and card games on those, it was fun.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wealth is mental illness

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a small one that also doubles as an office. we only eat in there on big dinners and holidays. we have a smaller table in the kitchen we use for everyday.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Growing up, we usually ate lunch and dinner in the dining room and breakfast in the kitchen at the breakfast table. We would occasionally have lunch or dinner in the solarium in the spring or early summer.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and as for my family, our kitchen is too small to eat in so we eat in the dining room by default though my kid does occasionally have a bowl of cereal at the kitchen table.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have a big house but it is relatively old and it has a stand alone dining room. We eat all our meals there unless it is nice enough to eat on the patio.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know zoomers will never own houses, but do they really not understand that houses have dining rooms, and people eat dinner at the dining room table in the dining room? Has this really become a foreign concept?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seems so. Like other anons I don’t have a large house but it’s old and has a small dining room. And again like other anons, we eat in the dining room on holidays and special occasions or when we want to have a special dinner. Regular meals are eaten at the kitchen table.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Many of us grew up in houses with the table in the kitchen instead of in its own room. Also many houses will have a dining nook attached to the kitchen. These aren't the same thing as what OP asked about as these are much more casual and have an open view of the kitchen. Though some formal dining room will have an open passageway to the kitchen, in general the idea is that the food prep area is for the help while the family of the house eats in the dining room, unaffected by anything going on in the kitchen.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >N-NO
    >WE NEED TO HAVE A ROOM IN OUR HOUSE THAT WE NEVER USE EXCEPT FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY MEMBERS WE HATE
    >B-BECAUSE...IT'S JUST LIKE THAT OK????

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why did you hate your family, anon? That’s all you really have in this world. Most people use their dining rooms at least a few times a month. It’s really nice to cook a big meal and share it at the dining room table with family.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i don't hate my family, i just think it's dumb as shit to have a room delegated to once or twice in a year occasions and not utilizing it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >uses dining room once or twice a year
          Seems like your family doesn’t like gathering together outside of some forced sense of obligation. Sad.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They don't like you because you're ugly, ug ug uggo.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Holiday and bday dinners, large and long boardgames.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When my parents bought their second house about 5 years ago they spent 1-2 years with an empty dining room because they couldn't agree on which >10,000$ dining room set to get, which of course is a big deal because it's THE DINING ROOM. Eventually they got something and THE DINING ROOM is now used about twice per year.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a dining room. I use it every day to eat my meals but then I'm not a fat fricking slob who wallows on the couch in my own filth or lives in front of their pc because they can't stop gooning to hentai for long enough to even eat a fricking meal.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >People who have a separate formal dining room in your house
    Parents had one, it was only ever used for when they had had guests over or for big family occasions like Thanksgiving

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >do you ever eat in there?
    Most meals except breakfast.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a standalone DR until I redid the kitchen and ripped out a wall. I don't think it was used often by the previous owner because there was also a table in the kitchen. There's a big table where the DR used to be, but now we really only sit there for dinner once or twice per week. Alone, I usually usually eat at the kitchen island. Most dinners are in the living room by the fireplace/fish tank/record player in the winter...or on the deck in nice weather.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My family had one when I was a child and we literally never used it. Total waste of space.

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