Published at Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 09:35:53 AM by Patricia Guzman. Cuisiners. If you are buying a dining room table, consider purchasing one that has a leaf in the middle. Doing so will allow you to fit the table into a smaller space, but you can also extend the leaf when you have company over and need more seating. You can always store the extra chairs in a garage or basement when you are not using them.