Another way to save on space is to place a tall dining table and bar stools against a wall. This would create more room for you and your family to move around in. RL Tip: The architect used affordable flooring materials to create an accent wall for less than P5,000! You can also look for wooden panels or even ceramic tiles at home depots.
Who really uses their formal dining or formal living room? Make it a game room/theme party room instead...close to the kitchen for snacks...can always do a switcharoo for dinner or theme parties (check out the pool table/dinner table combo on the board) Use furniture sliding pads to easily move it to the side for a buffet table.