Dining tables come in different sizes, shapes and materials. To help you choose easily which one would be best if you are buying one for your home, you need to consider certain things. Among the most important are the size of your room, the size of your family or the number of people living in your home, your house design, and the usage of your dining area.
You need to take the exact measurement of the area before you set out to shop for any furniture. Furniture pieces usually look smaller when you see them in shops. Keep in mind, too, that dining tables need to have at least 3 feet of space from the wall, so you will have enough room for people to pull the chair and pass through.
Once you know the size of your room and the size of the table that you can fit into your room, you have to keep in mind how you will be using the area or the table. Are you hosting parties or family lunches every month? Will your table need to double as a homework station for your kids? Do you simply want an intimate setup for two?
The different shapes of tables in the market give you more options to suit your needs. A rectangular table is the most common preference, because it seats more people and also maximizes the space of your area. A square table, on the other hand, would be ideal if you have a small space or if you want a more cozy setting. If you have ample space and love conversation over meals, a round table would be your best bet.
Knowing your intended usage for your dining tables and chairs is crucial also when deciding about its material. Wood is the most popular, but veneer and glass tops for tables are also widely available.
If you will use your table regularly for adult dinner parties, a table with wooden frame and smoked glass top would be an elegant choice. If you have growing children in your home, you might want to choose a solid wooden table.
Wood ages well and continues to look good even with some scratches and signs of wearing over time. However, it is usually expensive and heavy to move around. Glass tops give the illusion of space and look sophisticated and modern, but generally have to be given extra care from scratches and breakage. Veneer looks like wood, but does not warp and is less expensive. It is not as durable as wood, though.
Bear in mind these ideas when looking at dining tables for sale. Be certain of what your space and your lifestyle need, so you will surely choose the best one for your home.
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