Open plan living is gripping the nation, the way we live today means that the formal dining room is disappearing.
Surveys have suggested that each year as many as half a million dining rooms are incorporated into a larger areas. It's not just dining rooms, but sitting rooms, studies and extra bedrooms are also sacrificed.
How we live has changed, we no longer set formal dining tables; we are a nation of kitchen counter eating and sofa dining. Kitchen design has changed so dramatically over the years that they now become works of art. People want to show them off to the friend and guess. The open plan living areas are zoned into kitchen, eating, play, watching television, work and relaxation.