Ideas for Picking out a Kitchen Table
May 6, 2016
When it comes to picking out a kitchen table, it can be an overwhelming task. This is especially true if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Do I want round or possibly rectangle? Maybe a square table would be a better fit? How do I know if the table will be too big? These are some common questions that people have when considering a new table.
The number one thing to keep in mind when researching a table is room size. Ask yourself if the table you’re eyeballing will be a good fit for your room or if it will it make your room look awkward because it is too small or large? Before making any decisions, grab a tape measure and get a quick measurement of your room. This measurement will help you enormously in your table shopping endeavors. It is recommended that you leave a minimum of 42-48 inches of space between your table on wall. This will ensure that there will be enough room to get up out of your chair and move around. You don’t want to be trying to serve dinner to a table full of guests and not be able to move around them. A simple measurement has the power to save you from this avoidable problem.
When choosing what shape of table to buy, it is important to keep in mind the shape of your room. If you have a square room, a square table would be a good idea because it would keeps things symmetrical. It just makes sense to have it match the look of your room. The same goes for a rectangle shaped dining room. If you were to try to put a square table in a rectangular room, it would most likely look strange.
What about a round table? These tables generally work really well in a small dining room. Their round shape makes them take up less space than a square or rectangle one would. They are great for playing board games or cards with an odd number of players as opposed to a rectangle or square table because they allow each player to have an equal portion of the table to themselves. Another thing to consider is that they don’t have any sharp edges, which is beneficial if there will be small children running around the table. It may end up saving them some bumps and bruises.
Regardless of what shape of table you decide to get, we recommend finding one that has the option to add additional table leaves. This is especially important if you plan on hosting events at your place. Having a table that gives you the option to expand if need be is always a good.
We hope you found this information helpful and that this gives you a good starting point for your table hunt. We wish you the best of luck on your endeavor!