in a small dining area you have to be smartwith your space, especially when arranging furniture. here’s how to give a tiny nookmore floor space without cutting style. swap chairs for a seating bench. you can seat two,or even three people on it. and when it’s not in use you can tuck it completely under the table. this frees up floor spaceif walkways are tight. rather than a second bench, place two dining chairs on the otherside for a high style seating mix. don’t crowd the table with two more end chairs. leavethe table open ended. pull in chairs from another room only when you need to seat morepeople. skip the rug, it’ll just get in the way of your feet, and the seats. finally,sneak in a hidden home office. place a tall dining hutch near the table to stash dishware,but use its base cabinet to hold a few files
and supplies for paying bills or writing notes.with these dining room tricks, you’ll give your small space room to grow.