Everyone wants to enjoy a dining room, but not everyone has the space to accommodate a traditional one. Living in big cities means making sacrifices, and dining rooms are usually the first amenities to go. It’s the bathtub of rooms, since it routinely gets left out of many designs. Just because your landlord didn'y think it was necessary doesn't mean that it doesn't leave a mark. It's the most common thing renters miss, since they are reminded of its absence during every meal.