When you need to max out on storage space in your small apartment or house, a dining table that incorporates at least one drawer is a must. Here are a selection of contemporary and traditional dining tables with drawers
Contemporary dining tables with drawers
Furniture designers are increasingly building added functionality into their furniture to make it more practical, particularly for people with small homes. And, dining tables with drawers are becoming ever more popular.
The modern Vox 4 You dining table, shown above, from Cuckooland is packed with storage options. Available in two sizes, it has a hidden container in the middle of the table that you can open up to hold flowers, plants or condiments or conceal to create a solid flat table top. Plus, you can separately purchase drawers to slide underneath the tabletop to hold cutlery, table mats or perhaps homework.
Designed by Danish furniture designer, Isabel Ahm, for Warm Nordic, the Runa Dining table, featured above from Nest, contains a drawer suitable for cutlery, napkins or tablemats. What's more, it is so well hidden the uninformed would not know that it is even there. Available in Walnut, Smoked Oak or Teak Oiled Oak, this is a statement piece that will never go out of fashion.
A modern drop leaf dining table with a drawer
You don't get much more functional than this Wooden Kitchen Table Set from Amazon, shown above. Not only does it include a roomy cutlery drawer, it has two wide drop-down leaves and it conceals four smart fold-up dining chairs within its base too. Plus, it's on wheels, so you can roll it into another room or slip it behind a door when it's not required. An ideal dining table for a small studio flat.
Traditional dining tables with drawers
Traditional dining tables with drawers tend to be in the lovely homely farmhouse kitchen table style. The Halifax Painted Kitchen Breakfast table set, shown above, from White Tree Furniture is a little mini take on this theme. Its two upholstered stools tuck neatly away beneath the unit when they're not in use and as well as a cutlery drawer, it also has two hanging hooks to hold a tea-towel and apron.