De­sign dilem­mas

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Do I need a din­ing room?

Re­ports of the death of the din­ing room are pre­ma­ture—al­though many of those in the con­fines of town­houses have had to sac­ri­fice theirs to cre­ate home of­fices and TV rooms, those with more space to spare are re­claim­ing them to cre­ate a room ded­i­cated to for­mal en­ter­tain­ing, of­ten dec­o­rated to cre­ate a bit of drama. Among the ad­van­tages is that guests are spared the view of sinks and work sur­faces in dis­ar­ray, but the down­side is that food of­ten has to be fer­ried from the warm em­brace of the kitchen to the of­ten chill­ier climes of a lit­tle used (and some­times overly for­mal) din­ing room.

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