Single Dining Area House Plans

A single, open dining space in a home creates a connected atmosphere that the whole family can appreciate. Browse house plans with single dining areas here.

Single Dining Area House Plans

Single Dining Area House Plans

Have you ever lived in a place where the kitchen was walled off from the rest of the house? If so, you might know how much time people can spend shouting between rooms with someone in the kitchen.

Open floor plan dining rooms have been increasing in popularity since the 1970's, partly because it means you can easily talk with whoever's in the kitchen doing the cooking. It also helps the enticing aromas permeate throughout the home.

Our single dining area house plans emphasize open concepts. Even a small home can have a large kitchen and a large dining area!

What Are Single Dining Spaces?

Exactly as you'd expect, a single dining area house plan has one, not two, dining areas. Many homes include a more formal dining room separate from a kitchen, which may or may not have a smaller attached dining space.

A single dining room house plan splits the difference, creating a dining area with less formality but more space than the smaller space of yore.

What Are Open Area Dining Rooms?

In more traditional house plan designs, a wall would separate the kitchen from a dining space. Modern designs tend to keep the walls to a minimum, and instead create a unified area for the kitchen and dining area.

Benefits of Open Single Dining Area House Plans

A single dining area house plan provides a wonderful balance:

  • The open space keeps the kitchen as a usable place not only for someone to cook, but for many people to congregate (which tends to happen at get-togethers regardless of comfort level!).
  • The informal nature of the dining area means the space can repurposed as needed, with a table moved to provide more floor space for guests.
  • Conversely, with more open concept space, the dining area can potentially be combined with an adjoining space and a table expanded for a larger dinner party.

Single Dining Area House Plans

What Kinds of House Plans Work with Single Dining Areas?

Donald A. Gardner Architects has a wide range of open-concept, single dining space house plans to browse. Some of our favorites include:

The Tanglewood - this charming Arts-and-Crafts style floor plan provides an open corner kitchen flanked by a single dining area, the foyer, the cathedral-ceiling great room, and an exit to the exterior deck. The overall effect is a remarkably spacious home in an conveniently compact footprint. With two bathrooms and three bedrooms, and plenty of storage (including an optional bonus room upstairs or down in a basement), it's a great choice for small families of any age.

Click here to explore the Tanglewood house plan.

Single Dining Area House Plans

The Percy - for families looking for additional touches of elegance, the Percy is worth exploring. This two-story craftsman includes two exterior porches and a patio in addition to a handsome exterior that features both vertical and horizontal lined siding. The single dining area leads to one of the porches and also includes a large window setting, providing both casual comfort and the option to dress it up for any formal occasion. The extra large open concept kitchen includes a big island tons of counter space.

Learn more about the Percy floor plan here.

Single Dining Area House Plans

The Elise - true modern luxury shines in this four-bedroom Craftsman home with stone siding and arched windows. Inside, the single dining area sits in an open area beneath a coffered ceiling. The three-wall kitchen with central island provides a huge space for cooking, and a completely open fourth side facing out directly to the dining space. This floor plan offers loads of interior space via square footage in two stories, and its open concept makes it feel even larger than it actually is. It's a perfect house plan for families who like to entertain and want to provide their guests with an amazingly comfortable experience!

See the Elise house plan here.

There's good reason the single dining area house plan has only grown in popularity for over four decades. When you're ready to get started with your own new custom home, reach out to Donald A. Gardner Architects and we'll help you take the next step!


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