Dining Room Turned Office – Say What?

In today’s guest post, Susan Abramson, principal designer of Toronto Designers, is tackling an issue familiar to many Toronto homeowners…making the most out of limited space.

Susan is a native of Montreal, with degrees in design and business from both Canada and the UK, Susan has made Toronto her home for the past 20+ years. Her skills at really listening to her clients’ needs makes her unpretentious approach to design fresh and fun.

convert dining room into home office

As a designer, I am invited into my clients’ homes to help them live better, and one of the biggest dilemmas is simply not having enough space for all their needs. Enter the dining room turned office for a space that can be used 360 days of the year, converting back to dining for the five days a year it’s likely needed for its original purpose!

Putting a number to useable space like this helps you realize the potential benefit to your daily life and hopefully makes it easier to see how a dining room can serve you so much better as a home office… if that’s what’s needed of course.


Check out these great examples of how your dining room might look if you too converted it to an office and let us know what you think! Would you consider turning your dining room into an office?

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Author Bio

Susan Abramson – Principal designer of Toronto Designers


A native of Montreal, with degrees in design and business from both Canada and the UK, Susan has now made Toronto her home for the past 20+ years. Her skills at really listening to her clients’ needs makes her unpretentious approach to design fresh and fun. Check out her website for more information on her services, fees and a portfolio of real-life homes she helped curate.