If you don't have enough space for a dinning room, take a look at this;
On the corner of your kitchen or if you have another corner where you can put a small table with some beautiful chairs. In this case you can see a bench type with some pillows for more sitting space. Putting a table on front of the window is perfect for the lighting and to make the space look bigger. The shelf is a great idea for storage and you can put some dinning products too like salt and pepper, some plates or glasses, cook books, etc. Is a really lovely space.