I only have a scrap corner in my house. We don't use our dining room as a dining room, it is our office and whatever else. I do have a china hutch that I use one of the lower cupboards to store a few of my other scrapping tools. I only get one end of the dining room table and dh or the kids get the other end. I share two shelves on the storage unit witht he kids and my geneology. My Cuttlebug is the the locked part of the cupboard so that my kids don't play with it. Right now it works for me, but eventually I would love a room all to myself!