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    Default Seating for big lunches/dinners at home

    If you are expecting 11-15+ where do you all sit if your kitchen/dining area is too small?
    Dh are looking at a house to buy that has a small kitchen area, it would only fit a normal sized dinning table. Just off that (separated by a small balustrade) is a quite large lounge room (that would have our 2 seater lounge, plus room around it). There will also be a 4 car garage.
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    All big family events are always on the patio/veranda. Once I think we moved to the lounge and pushed back the sofa's when it was cold.

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    We just make it work by doing easy 'lap food' ( BBQ, nibblies,finger food) and usually try to plan things for nicer weather to have outside. Put food on table and benches for people to help themselves and head outside to find a chair to sit on. we don't really do 'formal' dinners though for more than a few people at a time.

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    We usually do lunches as opposed to dinners. This means we can use the table out on the patio and set up an extra table/chairs out there.

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    another patio/outdoor area family here, we are lucky enough to have a largish undercover area, so all our bigger gathering happen out there regardless of weather

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    I had about 3 people for Christmas lunch, we pushed the lounge against the wall and had trestle tables set up- would this be an option?

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    Default Seating for big lunches/dinners at home

    We have a very large lounge room/family room so we move our 6 seater dining table down there and join it up to our spare 6 seater dining table which we normally store in the garage. Luckily they are the same width and height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindye View Post
    I had about 3 people for Christmas lunch, we pushed the lounge against the wall and had trestle tables set up- would this be an option?
    Do you mean 3 or 13/30?

    Yes, that's an option.

    Thanks all!!

    Its a cute house with potential. The only other thing is the 3rd bedroom is really small (just enough to fit a bed and side table), but the master and 2nd rooms are generous and there is 4th closed off 'bedroom' without BIR off the kitchen that we could use for a couch/desk to compensate for the small room and kitchen area.

    So hard to buy a house!

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    Default Seating for big lunches/dinners at home

    In that situation, I'd use the garage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    Do you mean 3 or 13/30?

    Yes, that's an option.

    Thanks all!!
    Yep, 30! Should proofread before I hit send...


 

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