Seek out dining room storage
PROBLEM: I need more storage but I don’t have wall space for a traditional china cabinet, and the room is too narrow to hold a server
SOLUTION: Consider a lingerie chest. It's a great way to utilize a narrow wall, since such chests are usually tall, the extra height makes for extra capacity. Instead of a server, try a low bookcase—most are less than 1 foot deep, while servers often take up 1 ½ feet or more.
- Storage on the cheap: Classic Shabby Chic® Small Bookcase, $119; target.com
- Spruce up your dining room with DIY centerpieces!