First, do the interior measuring
The size of the room MUST be known earlier than any other thing, including the size of each piece of the dining set that you want to buy. The measurement of the room as a whole will make it quicker and easier for you, as the designer, to provide an alcove, the space for the dining area.
But, something to realize is that you can still set it up in your small-sized kitchen. I am going tell you how:
A full featured kitchen usually has some alcove, where you can set up a dinette, or a dining area. Yes, such a term is popular in the sphere of interior design, primarily kitchen interior design. Most commonly a kitchen dining area is identical to any large kitchen, but hardly is suitable to small kitchens.