7 Creative and Quick Dining Room Updates

With so many dining rooms being converted into part of the living room or kitchen these days, dining room design has kind of fallen by the wayside. But if you’re one of the lucky homeowners to have hung on to a formal dining space, you’ve got an opportunity to make some amazing modern updates. Here are 7 affordable ways to breathe new life into an old dining room:

#1 Perk things up with paint.
Are your dining room walls still the same color they were when you moved into your house 10 years ago? If so, there’s a good chance the color’s a little past its prime. In fact, it may also be doing an injustice to your furniture and the updates you’ve made in adjoining rooms as well. Refresh the walls with a paint shade that makes you feel comfortable and cozy. The room will reflect that feeling.

#2 Modernize the lighting.
Are outdated chandeliers and lamps gathering dust in your dining room? Consider sending them packing and installing some recessed lighting and pendants in their place. Pendant lights, in particular, come in a wide variety of styles and colors sure to add some new pizzazz to your space.

#3 Repurpose another room.
If your dining room is located in an undesirable space — a cramped corner of the house away from the kitchen, for example — pick a new place for your table and chairs. Put them in the kitchen, if you have the the space. Or, place the dining table somewhere right in your living room, where there’s easy access to the TV and stereo. You should always feel comfortable during a meal, and being confined to an area you don’t enjoy doesn’t contribute to that feeling.

#4 Add some visual appeal.
Visual appeal doesn’t stop at paint and lighting. It’s also important to consider how wall decor may increase the interest and comfort of the room. Blank walls may make it easy to zone out and focus on your meals, but your guests will surely enjoy looking at something a little more interesting. Depending on your budget and the size of your dining room, consider hanging potted plants and colorful pieces of art. Just be sure to balance wall decor with other elements in the room so your space doesn’t feel like it’s cluttered with stuff.

#5 Throw in a rug.
One of the worst sounds to hear is a chair scratching against the floor as you go to get up from the dining table. So fix the issue. Add a rug underneath the table and chairs to make things soft and cozy. Choose a rug that isn’t too thick with fibers. Otherwise, your chairs can get stuck and twisted. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure that the style and color of your rug complement the rest of the room.

#6 Use dividers.
Many newer homes combine kitchen and dining spaces. If you want to create a dedicated dining space, think about incorporating a room divider. It’s much cheaper than installing a wall — and you can add shelves, plants or a sliding door to further divide the two spaces. Plus, the flexibility of the divider allows to revert back to the bigger space any time you like.

#7 Build in.
How’s your dining room designed? Do you have a table that sits in the middle with four chairs around it? If you want to make the room more functional — and create more storage in the process — think about ditching the clunky furniture and opting instead for built-ins like bench seating, china cabinets and buffets. A professional can create custom built-ins to suit any style.


How about this for a change of pace over the Holidays !!!

Take the Kids up thru Montgomery, either way you get there, from there you can eat in town, head out 1097 across the lake, go see the Wolves, or just drive up thru the Park. You can fond a place or two up at Stubble field to stand on the bank and cast a line. When it gets warmer, I will fish that area from my Kayak !!!. Spend time with the family, take a day, take them to lunch in Montgomery, a visit to see the Wolves and then a drive over to Stubble field to look around. You can at least get out and stand on the bridge.



This coming Saturday and Sunday before Christmas !!!

December 16
December 17
Family · Multi-Generational Living · The Areas Around the Woodlands · The Woodlands Texas

2017 Fall Concert Series Event Details – Bring the Family.

Time: 6 – 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

Where: Market Street – The Woodlands

Market Street – 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands

Fall Concert Series Event Details:

Market Street’s popular fall concert series, featuring artists in country, rock and acoustic guitar and more, returns to the shopping, dining and entertainment destination every Thursday, September 7 through October 26, from 6 – 8:30 pm

Market Street’s Central Park once again will be the scene of the eight-week concert series when music fans can enjoy performers from the shady patios of Jasper’s, Crú –Wine Bar, Tommy Bahama Tropical Café, Uni Sushi, 1252 Tapas Bar or any of Market Street’s signature restaurants.

Sponsored by Sewell Automotive, Market Street’s 2017 Fall Concert Series features the following music line-up:

• September 7 Jazz and R&B sounds on the saxophone from David Caceres Quintet

• September 14 Pop, rock and dance hits from Flashpoint

• September 21 A variety of Latin and contemporary favorites from Shekere

• September 28 Beatles tunes from cover band The Fab 5

• October 5 A cover of Journey favorites from Escape

• October 12 A variety of country hits from Nobody’s Fool

• October 19 The smooth sounds of jazz fusion by Stratus

• October 26 Blues and rock tunes from Hamilton Loomis

Visit us at http://www.kennethneal.com – Supporting your Family’s Realestate needs for LIFE!!!


Restaurants – All around the woodlands. Landry’s Seafood Restaurant

A Great Seafood Tradition Since 1947.
For more than six decades, the Landry’s Seafood story has been a tale of legendary Gulf Coast cuisine and true hospitality. From the time the doors opened in 1947 at the first location in Lafayette, Louisiana, out of a family’s home, to the present day, Landry’s Seafood has developed a nationwide reputation for delivering an unmatched dining experience for its guests.

Taste. Laugh. Live.

Extraordinary seafood specialties, tender steaks and bountiful pastas anchor an eclectic menu, artfully crafted and printed every day by chefs who maintain the same level of commitment to the freshest ingredients demonstrated in the 1940s.

In 1980, Tilman Fertitta, president and CEO of Landry’s, Inc., opened his first Landry’s Seafood restaurant in Katy, Texas, setting the stage for what would become one of the nation’s most iconic seafood brands. Today, with locations across the nation, Landry’s Seafood remains the flagship restaurant for a company with more than 400 properties around the world. With locations in exciting cities like Las Vegas, New Orleans, Houston, Orlando and Myrtle Beach, Landry’s Seafood has set a national standard for Gulf Coast dining.