Katriane Rousseau Dining Tables May 22, 2018 21:29:04
Height of the Table - While most dining tables are about 30 inches in height some will vary depending on style. Chairs that are made to accompany dining tables normally span an average of 18 inches from the seat down to the floor. Pay attention to these heights because you want to allow ample room for people’s legs when they are sitting at you dining table. Generally there should be about 12 inches allowance between the bottom of the tabletop and the top of the seat.
Dining Tables in the Kitchen: Many people are opting to place their dining tables smack in the middle of their kitchens merging kitchen space with dining space. These homeowners aren’t afraid to place full sized tables in the midst of their open kitchens. It’s an ingenious idea which adds a sense of community and sharing to the kitchen. Of course this only really works if you’ve got a large ample kitchen to begin with.
Dining Tables and Chairs Styles - Most are rectangular or square and such tables often come with an extendable function such as leaves. Oval or round tables however can be just as versatile. Tables with round pedestals are ideal for contemporary dining areas and offer a lot of legroom. Dining chairs come in a wide range of styles with a full range of upholstery and fashion options. Along with the traditional wooden dining chairs chairs made out of metal and plastic can be included in a dining set with the right style knowhow. Upholstered chairs are compatible with most types of dining table styles. These chairs are classy and comfortable.
Size of the Table - To allow each person to have ample elbow space when they are eating you should select a dining table that provides at least 24 to 30 inches of surface area for each person. If you are purchasing a rectangular table you will need to add about 12 inches of surface space for the people who are seated at the foot and the head of the table. Additionally picture the table in the room that you are purchasing it for. Will it look proportionate to the room? Will the dining room swallow the table up? Will the table look overwhelming in the room? These are important factors when purchasing a table for a dining area.
Counter Height Dining Tables: With these tables you feel like you’re dining at a bar. It’s definitely a contemporary look that works great with open loft-like spaces. High dining tables can also be used in the kitchen to seat 2 or 3 people for breakfast. Beware though this isn’t for the shorter among us.
Keep in mind that the table should be in proportion to your dining room size. Since you are the host it is important for you guests to sit comfortably and have free space to walk around. Try to leave a maximum of 42 to 48 inches and a minimum of 36 inches between your tables and the walls. About two feet of eating space is required for a person to eat comfortably. When sitting at the table try to have at least 30 to 36 inches from your knee to the back of the chair.