Our beadboard drying rack attached to the wall in the utility room. The panels fold down to provide drying space for even the larger family. For sale in uk now on brilliantlybritish or something. Think called July?
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.