Recently, we were walking through the Two Flat with our lender; it’s like a checks-and-balances thing that we need to do every time we pay our architect. Anyway, we were describing to her how the living room would flow into the dining room and how the dining room would flow into the kitchen. Like two kids on Christmas morning, we can’t help but feel giddy every time we talk about our ideas! Our lender always nods politely, takes photos and notes, and at one point she said, These rooms are so small and tidy, but it seems as though you’ve got this all mapped out!
It’s funny, because I don’t consider the rooms in our Two Flat to be small. Maybe we’ve been living in the city too long? (Never!) Either way, I love, love, love a small room. I love the challenges and the possibilities, the opportunities for tucked away storage and small built-ins. I’ll take a small house with its compact rooms all day long, in fact, Tree House is our perfect pint-sized home, coming in at 850 sq ft!
Today, we’re talking about small dining rooms, if you’re lucky to have a dining room at all! Whether your small home has a living room that extends into a dining corner, or a kitchen with enough space for a nook, I’ve rounded up tables in shapes and sizes that may work for you. Personally, I think a round table can help you cut corners when you’re short on space (see what I did there?), but there are plenty of sweet rectangular 4-tops (where you can squeeze in 6 in a pinch!), too.
4-Top Round Dining Tables
Oval Dining Tables
Bistro Tables (36″ or Less)
4-Top Rectangular Tables
Tip: Consider benches for seating at these rectangular tabletops, so that you can squeeze one extra person on each side!
Small space dwellers, what other areas do you feel a struggle? We love problem-solving tiny rooms! In our condo (who else remembers when?), our dining table was also my desk, and we put it on wheels so we could easily rotate it when necessary. Aw, memories.