Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker

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Candice A. Donofrio
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Change 'formal dining room' to 'outdoor living area' = DD!

May 24, 2018 07:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Answer A for me.  Most of the people I know do not use a formal dining room and prefer their home not have one.

May 24, 2018 07:19 AM
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In my house, twice to eat.

Valentines Day & one random formal meal for an occasion TBD.

The rest of the year it's my bride's office LOL.

May 24, 2018 06:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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It depends. Really it does. The trend seems to indicate less but our area tends to have a lot of older homes with a floor plan that has a formal dining room that is used often but not necessarily specifically for its originally intended purpose.

May 24, 2018 07:02 AM
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Wayne Martin
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We had a custom dining room set made 40 years ago and initially used it often. Dragged it to Florida and used it less. Dragged it two more places and used it even less. Finally, we moved again and left it. No formal dining room for us. Too hard to dust!

May 24, 2018 06:11 AM
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Bob Crane
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Depends on whether they have an informal dining room as well.

May 24, 2018 06:07 AM
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A

May 24, 2018 05:33 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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No lesss then 300 days a year.

That is where ALL the family computers are installed and used. These are parents who caught a clue.

For dining? Everyone in Florida eats in the pool enclosure. If the room in question is visually separate from most of the house like in some McMansion models, they have become gaming centers.

 

May 24, 2018 05:12 AM
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David Popoff
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21 or more time, always fun to use the formal dining room with lots of friends and family and a nice meal

May 24, 2018 05:10 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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    Our  formal dining room is used every day.   I have no idea about others.

May 24, 2018 08:19 AM
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Jon K. Judd
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As sad as it may sound, I know that the formal dining room in my home is used maybe 1 or 2 times a year...  Guess I should get rid of the formal dining table and put in a pool table??

May 24, 2018 07:57 AM
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My parent's used theirs 3 times in 15 years.  I turned mine into a pub.

May 24, 2018 07:46 AM
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Special holidays, so A? Most new construction here has done away with them. -K

May 24, 2018 07:39 AM
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imho and observation the answer is A, but depends on family proximity  and dynamics may push it to B.

May 24, 2018 06:15 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I couldn't even guess.  In my home, it's probably 3 times a year.

May 24, 2018 05:53 AM
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I would say 5. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter and Birthday

May 24, 2018 05:45 AM
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No idea... depends on how much one entertains. I used mine a ton.

May 24, 2018 05:12 AM
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B, but they're pleasant to look at every day

May 24, 2018 10:24 AM
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A (2.675)

May 24, 2018 10:13 AM
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Lynnea Miller
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5 or less.

May 24, 2018 10:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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5 or less....

in my house, it's never used....they all want to sit at the kitchen island.... it seats 10....plus a small table for 4 more....

May 24, 2018 09:31 AM
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Allie Angeloni
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I would guess 'A' - for us, as it's either for a Holiday or a Get-Together, and that's it Richard Weeks.  Really nice furniture though, that I am not ready to part with - HA! 

May 24, 2018 09:05 AM
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Sam Shueh
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My RE office everyday of the year.

May 24, 2018 07:51 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
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We actually eat dinner at the table every night we eat at home. So I would have to go with D.

May 24, 2018 06:48 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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A family just starting out will use it more and decline from there

May 24, 2018 06:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Foe me, zero.

May 24, 2018 06:27 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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anytime we eat dinner at home in my house.  and in parents and my daughter.  It's simply what we do.  Eat in the dining room and at the table.  At my office I eat at the kitchen table.

May 24, 2018 06:13 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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If you count sporting events B!

Otherwise A.

May 24, 2018 05:40 AM
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Joyce Marsh
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I use mine quite often. We like to entertain. So I would say C

May 24, 2018 03:43 PM
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A. at my house.

May 24, 2018 03:15 PM
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Option A.

May 24, 2018 01:30 PM
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Definitely 'A'.

May 24, 2018 01:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Ours is rarely used. But, it does look nice.

May 24, 2018 01:21 PM
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Ricardo Mello
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No idea... My kitchen and dining is part of my living room area.

May 24, 2018 11:25 AM
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I use mine quite often!

Many of my clients don't see the need for them now though - many just store a dining room table there because it's right at the entry of their home or they have a family heirloom they don't want to store.

I do use my more casual areas that spill into outdoor space far more than my formal dining room though. 

May 24, 2018 10:46 AM
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A

May 24, 2018 09:50 AM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
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5 or less! What's even worse is the dining room furniture which you can't GIVE away. Dark dining table, hutch and/or side boards. Even Goodwill won't take the stuff. 

May 24, 2018 09:34 AM
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Richard

Our answer is B.  A

May 24, 2018 08:58 AM
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Kevin J. May
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It's A. in our home. It does get used but not for formal dining so much.

May 24, 2018 07:40 AM
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May 24, 2018 07:29 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Well it's either our dining area, out on the patio, or the kitchen counter. No formal separate space. Some of the larger new homes have them but many buyers don't seem to want them or use them much. I'm guessing B as an overall average.

May 24, 2018 05:59 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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From my perspective it would be A.  Less than 5     IMHO

May 24, 2018 05:36 PM
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Libby Cousins
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As a dining room for eating a meal, we use ours less than 5 times a year. The nice large table in there gets used for many projects throughout the year though. 

May 25, 2018 08:20 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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A

May 25, 2018 06:59 AM
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Weekly so door #4

May 25, 2018 05:55 AM
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Used for actual dining?  A. 5 or less.  Used as a catch all for inlaw's estate paperwork and random other things?  D.  21 or more. 

May 25, 2018 04:36 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
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We use ours roughly twice a month.

May 25, 2018 03:34 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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I don't have a formal dining room, so my answer is A. Most people I know use the formal dining room as a storage area, and very rarely eat there. So most people would probably say A.

May 25, 2018 03:20 AM
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 I use my dining area table every day.

May 25, 2018 12:07 AM
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Richard Weeks - we use about 5 times a year.

May 24, 2018 10:46 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
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In my home?  Weekly....

May 24, 2018 09:39 PM
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We use ours when all the kids come over and we are not doing a barbecue so that is only about twice a year.

Jul 07, 2018 08:02 PM
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Will Hamm
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B in out house

May 29, 2018 05:07 PM
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A

May 28, 2018 06:16 PM
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Joan Cox
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I used it last year with a summer party, and everyone had to come in when it started sprinkling.

May 28, 2018 12:00 PM
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5

May 25, 2018 11:33 AM