Dear Uncle Dixer: Hi! Our front door is facing our dining table. Do I need a cabinet that will serve as divider? And should the cabinet entirely cover the front door from width to height?    

Answer: It depends on whether you can keep the dinner table clean when it is not in use. When there are people eating on the table, it is acceptable to be seen from the front door with a low divider. But if you are untidy, then better to have a full height partition to give you more privacy.