Want to realise the potential of your small dining room? Whether your table and chairs are crammed into the tiniest of rooms, or are just stealing a corner from another space in the house, there are lots of things you can do to make meal times a pleasure.
The solution to the first may be adaptable furniture – look for slimline or extendable tables. Round and oval designs might be a better option than square or rectangular as you can squeeze more people in. Hinged wall-hung tables are also worth considering: just lift and secure the table top when you eat and lower again when you are finished so you can make full use of the space at all times. Stackable chairs are a good option, too. Or think about bench seating, which can accommodate more diners. Factor in dining room storage. Benches that can house hidden cupboards may make them a better option than chairs.