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Dining room: You could choose to make the dining table entirely disappear by opting for a fold-out table. You could also consider dining tables and chairs with built-in drawers that can store accessories, a floor-to-ceiling wooden wall panel that looks decorative but hides a china cabinet or a swivelling shelf that displays curios and art and behind it, holds an entire pantry.
Another idea for a busy kitchen – a wall shelving unit with an attached table. For quick meals and preparations, the table can be pulled down and the inside unit can be used for keeping crockery.
Make multipurpose furnitureWe all know how useful Murphy beds are for tiny bedrooms. Use the same logic when building a dining space in or near a busy kitchen. This table swings open, propped on frame legs, when needed. The rest of the time it is the shutter for a shallow cupboard. The design smartly incorporates clever shelving units, useful for storing plates, jars, tumblers and more. These table and shelves are beautifully crafted with a teak finish that matches the rest of the decor, so the table-cum-shutter blends into it.