Is it Crazy to Devote a Room in a Small Condo to Dining?

Is it Crazy to Devote a Room in a Small Condo to Dining?

Janel Laban
Jul 6, 2010

Q: My boyfriend recently bought a two bedroom, 633 sq. ft. condo. As you can imagine, the bedrooms are a bit small. While we originally had planned on making the extra room into an office/guestroom, it seems a bit tight to fit a futon and a desk built for two. The other night, I posed the crazy idea of ditching the futon, buying an air mattress for guests, and turning our office into a dining room.

Everyone we talk to can't believe we don't have a table to eat it, so doing this would silence the critics, and also give us a space to play nerd games and host dinner parties. We figured we could get a tiny desk in the corner for my computer, and my boyfriend can just use his laptop wherever. Our current desk would look great as a dining table, as weird as that sounds.

Is devoting one room in a two bedroom condo to a dining room crazy? And is it weird to travel done the hall (albeit, small hall) to access it?

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