Do you have a dining room at your home? About 75% of the Indian will have NO as an answer to this question. Those who do have a dining room are either living in their parents’ home without making changes to it or they are the lucky few who bought a new home that still follows the concept of eating together. Dining rooms are disappearing from the new real estate projects; developers emphasize more on living room and see dining area as a part of it.
The three main reasons why dining rooms are losing importance are:
Firstly, the lack of space has forced people to multitask a single room for several purposes. For example, the living room also serves the purpose of drawing room and a part of it can be dedicated for dining.
Secondly, the nuclear family trends have taken over the urban lifestyle. Also due to the fast paced lifestyle, people seldom sit together for a meal nowadays. [Read more…]