The disappearance of dining rooms and integration of kitchens to the rest of the home is a trend distinct to these past two decades.
Zillow blogger Natalie Saaris compares the difference of household preferences and lifestyles that affect how homes were designed in the 1950s and how they are designed today.
“The biggest difference has been the steady increase in the size of homes. We now have larger rooms, and more bathrooms, bedrooms, and closet space,” she writes. “We’ve also opened up our shared rooms by tearing down the walls and bringing in more outside light.”