Since we are planning to start looking for a house next year (eeeeee!) I naturally have to jump the gun and start looking at Zillow now, right? Okay cool. Even though I'm probably psyching myself out some, I definitely find it helpful to have an understanding of what we will be able to afford, along with our "must haves."
One thing I've noticed in doing my research is that a lot of homes in our range have very small dining areas. In some cases, there is a tiny dining room, but in most there are just eat-in kitchens. Although I would love to have an actual dining room in our first home, it is by no means a top priority, so instead I'm envisioning creating a spacious breakfast nook that we can use for entertaining family and friends.
Thankfully, there are plenty of other people in the same situation, so there are endless shots of stylish nooks to give me inspiration. Here's my visual fuel: