Nothing beats having your own space. A place you can call home. Even if it’s tiny there are plenty of ideas to make it feel bigger. Take this NY apartment for example. Basically a studio, but with clever renovation tricks it can turn into 6 different spaces.
Even if you don’t have the money for all of these ideas, the dining table might be doable. If you don’t have the budget for a new one, why not buy one at auction (you can find plenty of vintage tables at bargain prices) and paint it?
Watch ‘6 rooms into 1: morphings apartment packs 1100 sq feet into 420‘ and pick up ideas for a small apartment.