Darchelle Meunier Dining Tables July 12, 2018 19:30:31
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.
There are different methods of achieving the dining and pool transformation some tables are what you call swivel tables where the table top is literally swivelled in place to reveal the pool table area when converted to playing mode or a simple table top is supplied to cover the pool table when dining. Both are effective and the big advantage of the swivel table is that there is no table top to lift off and put back on the disadvantage of the swivel table is that there is a wood frame all around the pool table playing area so it looks like the pool table has been placed on top of the dining table.
Mismatched Dining Tables: Often times during family dinners you’ll have two tables placed side by side one taller table reserved for the grown-ups and a shorter kiddie table for the young ones. Why not take this idea a step further and find two mismatching tables of the same height and pull them together to make one table? It’s chic and eclectic.
A pool dining table is the best compromise when you want a pool table and the only place in your house for it is the dining room. Because of this the pool diner is usually a very impressive piece of furniture and looks good whether in dining mode or pool table mode. The only fly in the ointment is that the height of a pool table is slightly higher than a dining table by about 3 inches or so. So remember this when ordering chairs for it. Often the pool dining table manufacture supply chairs as well at the correct height.
Comfort is key - The greatest dinner ever will not overcome a dining room table and chairs that are not comfortable. Guests will want to linger over dessert and coffee so make sure the chairs and table invite your guests to stay as long as they want.
Reflect the house - The dining room should reflect the style and mood in the rest of the house. When choosing the table and chairs care should be exercised to make sure it flows with the rest of the house. A formal dining room suite will appear out of place in a casual environment.