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5 Multipurpose Dining Areas For Small Spaces

Whether you have a traditional table or a compact piece, you can let it do double duty with these ideas

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano and Pat Martires (Main Photo)

Nowadays, some homeowners believe that dining rooms are overrated as you can get your food fix anywhere. While they may be right, there is something about sharing meals with the family that makes this area an integral part of the home. Even if you're short on space, you can still create a comfortable place for your loved ones with these ideas: 

If you're living in a small condo unit but you need seating space for more than two people, choose benches instead of chairs. Since benches have no backrests, they will make the space seem open and airy. This area can also serve as a meeting area if you're working from home. 

RL Tip: Another way to create a spacious feel is to choose light-colored floors. Visit MC Home Depot at Bonifacio Global City for your flooring needs. 

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In this home, the study and dining areas are combined as the homeowners need both spaces. To keep it functional, they used a whitewashed bookshelf that serves as a storage solution for office essentials and a divider. They also left the surface of the table clean for easy access when they need to grab a bite. 

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Another way to save on space is to place a tall dining table and bar stools against a wall. On regular days, it can act as a breakfast nook for the family, but it can also serve as a cocktail bar for special occasions. 

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If your cooking corner and dining area are squeezed together, consider using your table as kitchen island where you can prep your meals. This particular table from one of our featured homes has hidden drawers that can be used to keep dinnerware and table linen.

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For a more intimate dining experience, try placing your dining area near your outdoor space. Aside from being a place to share meals, this setup can also be considered your balcony furniture, too. 

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PHOTOS: Paolo Feliciano and Pat Martires (Main) | Marc Jao (2, 4) | William Ong | Miguel Nacancieno

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