On how well we choose a kitchen table, not only does our appetite and mood depend, but also the overall style of the interior. Therefore, the dining table should be very high-quality and beautiful, and also meet a number of necessary requirements.
Secrets on how to choose a kitchen table
So, let’s look at the main points of choosing the right dining table for your home.
1. The total size.
First of all, estimate the approximate dimensions of the future table. The main thing – it must match the dimensions of the room. It is clear that, for example, in a small kitchen a huge dining table from a solid massive countertop will be inappropriate. Therefore, a small table or a stylish table-transformer looks great in small rooms, and in spacious rooms you can put and dimensional furniture.
2. Dining place.
It should also be taken into account that on average, one person has about 60-70 cm at the dinner place. Based on such mathematics, and plan the length of your table. Also think in this respect, whether the table will stand back to the wall, which side (narrow or long), or it will be freely located in the room.
If the table does not touch the wall, then the distance from the countertop to the wall, furniture, etc., should be at least 70-80 cm (only on condition that they do not walk on this side). In this case, you can easily move the chair away from the table without any problems. If, on the other hand, movement is planned, then the cut from the edge of the countertop and to the nearest barrier must be at least 1 m.
4. Width of countertop.
Here in different ways, but on average about 80-115 cm, depending on the size of the kitchen or dining room. The wider table will look too cumbersome and not always comfortable, and the overly narrow countertop will simply be difficult to serve.
5. Table transformer
If you often invite friends to talk, and at the same time the dimensions of the room allow, you can use elegant and very comfortable tables – transformers, for example, with a sliding table top with a special tab or table “with wings” on the sides. So you can easily add an additional 2-6 seats.
Square tables are more appropriate to use if you are going to have no more than 4 people in the kitchen, otherwise it would be more logical to use furniture with a rectangular table top. As for round or oval tables – they, of course, look more refined and elegant, create a trustful friendly atmosphere, and also bring their zest to the interior of your kitchen. Round tables are traditionally designed for no more than 8 people, oval can accommodate and more. In addition, such furniture does not have sharp corners: tabletops with streamlined shapes are the safest. This is very convenient for small rooms and for families with young children (there is less risk that the child will hit the corner). It is recommended that the diameter of the round table does not exceed 130-140 cm. By the way, sometimes there are mixed square-round table tops: one side with straight angles, the other with rounded ones.
7. The leg.
It’s pretty simple, there are two traditional options. The table-top on four legs is a classic of the genre, we think everything is clear. Table top with one leg (more often found in round and oval tables) – this is convenient because more people can be planted for such a table than for a table top with 4 supports. Worktops with one support, as it were, save more space.
Let us dwell on the most popular ones.
- Tree. Undoubtedly, the ratio of “quality-price” is the best dining tables – from a natural tree array. The worktops made of wood are very durable, beautiful, durable, safe, and easy to care for. The main thing is to make sure when buying that the tree is completely dried and treated with a special coating. At the same time, the tables of oak, beech, walnut and cherry have the highest level of thermal and moisture resistance. Yes, remember that large-sized tables from solid wood are very heavy, besides, there may be problems with their delivery.
- Wood stoves. Also make tables of veneered wood boards. Particleboard – this is the cheapest option, it quickly spoils and will not last long. Therefore it is better to use at least MDF boards, the more that high-quality veneer of strong plates perfectly protects the table from mechanical impact. But remember that veneer from excessive moisture can eventually crack and go blisters. That’s why you can use laminated tables – they are much better at tolerating moisture, though, in comparison with veneers, afraid of blows – they need to be neat.
- Glass. Now a rather fashionable option for decorating a kitchen or dining room is glass tables. But here there are some nuances. The advantages of this choice are that they are very light; Create the illusion of free space; Unusual and beautiful. Disadvantages: afraid of blows; Issue a peculiar ringing when serving; They need to be washed and cleaned regularly.
9. Inside accommodation.
It is believed that the table of natural wood in a separate kitchen looks too defiant and pretentious, so wooden dining tables are best for a dining room or kitchen-dining room. Also for individual dining rooms and veneer tables look good. But for small separate kitchens it is more appropriate to use laminated tables made of MDF, especially if it is rather humid. However, this largely depends on the particular style of the room.
Now, with the main points of choosing a dining table, we sorted it out. Now the main thing is to decide for yourself, think: what is the best table for your room and write down your wishes in the notebook. Then you need to do “intelligence” on the Internet in the catalogs of furniture stores. If possible, when acquiring a table, be sure to meet him “live”, sit on chairs of different heights, analyze whether it is convenient for you at the table, nothing prevents? If this is a transformer table – try it yourself to decompose-fold. Look, will not you create a nuisance decorative backer. And then you can safely make an order.