1. Quality Family TimeHow can the dining room corner aid in bringing the family together? If you have enough space to spare around, we suggest combining the dining room with the family area to shape a fun and practical social hubin the house. With the kitchen right next to it, this is one of the best ways to bring the family together. You can use a small sectional in the corner or a cozy nook along with some chairs and a small coffee table to get this done. Yes, you may need to clear out a credenza or an additional chair, but it is well worth the effort.