Whether you a have dedicated room eating, open-concept layout, or eat-in kitchen, choosing the best dining table for your space comes down to the dimensions you have to work with and the number of people you’d like to seat. You can have the nicest gilded tables and chairs but it does not make that much of a difference if you cannot properly house the table and all the guests looking to eat with you. Before going and looking at all the inventory that is offered at furniture stores, Brookridge residents need to measure the area they plan on housing a new dining room table.
Seating Capacity and Sizing Your Space
The right size table is scaled proportionally to your dining space and leaves enough room to easily pull out chairs and maneuver around. This can be hindered by the length or shape of the new dining room table as well as the dimensions of your room. Dining tables can list the number of people it can seat in product descriptions at furniture stores, Brookridge residents should be aware though that actual table measurements can vary by a few inches within that. Wondering if you can squeeze an extra seat in? A good rule of thumb is to allow twentyfour inches per place setting.
Consider Also Height Options and Table Shapes
One aspect of choosing a table that goes unmeasured and forgotten is the height of the dining room table you are going to be purchasing. Standard dining tables are around 30-inches high while Counter-height tables are 34-36 inches tall and pair well with bar stools for tight spaces. Another thing to look at when shopping for dining room tables at furniture stores, Brookridge residents should also consider the shape of their table for not only space and measurements but also for looks and seating. Just as with size, your home’s dining space should influence the shape of the table.
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