One of the quickest things to be "lost" when living in a small space is the dining room. A table and chairs for eating take up lots of space and for a small household, having a "formal" spot for eating just isn't practical.
i've been thinking of some kind of pull out counter for kitchen area. gonna start collecting pics and ideas. pull-out counter This is in a laundry room (which is a great idea) but it could be used to great advantage in a tiny kitchen!