DIY Corner bench - could use milk crates for this on the small wall in kitchen for storage bench / seating For the kitchen eating issue We don't have a corner. But it could just be a row bench with cute pillows
For the living room - if having more visitors, makes the couch an easy sleeping option. If Tom's willing to give up his couch sleeping thing. DIY: Couch made from an old door. Tutorial, info & lots of pics explaining how to build this couch.