Tiny kitchen: open shelves make it seem a LOT more spacious than it is. Creative and bold design elements: checkerboard floor, butcher block counters, white cabinets, chocolate walls, colorful roman shade accent. I need a checkered floor!
One of the quickest things to be "lost" when living in a small space is the dining room. A table and chairs for eating take up lots of space and for a small household, having a "formal" spot for eating just isn't practical.