How long have you had the dining table? It is important to choose the right dining tables to ensure that you don’t need to replace them too soon. What should you consider when purchasing a dining room table? We offer you our top tips for buying a dining room table.
1. Measure the area?
It is easy to fall in love with a rustic dining table, thinking that it will fit into your dining room, only to find out it’s too large. To avoid disappointment when shopping for the perfect dining room table, you should measure your space before you begin.
Calculate the size of a workable dining area by measuring your available space and subtracting 80-100cm for each dimension. It is important to leave enough space around the table to allow people to comfortably sit and to have access. You can also create a “mockup” by drawing your room at scale and adding your furniture. You can then create templates to check the sizes of tables.
2. What is the best shape?
The shape will matter whether you’re looking at a farmhouse dining table or a table made from reclaimed wood. Any shape will do if you have the space. An oval table is a great option for a larger room. It has the same social qualities as a round dining table but with the added length. A rectangular or square table is more space-efficient and can be pushed against the wall when not being used. In a small room, a wooden bench is a great choice for this table type. It fits neatly underneath the table when it’s not in use.
3. Consider using it?
It may seem odd to ask this question; after all, it is a dining room table. Will your table only be used for dining, or will it also serve as a workspace or a place for children to do homework? Consider whether the table will be used daily or if it is in a Dining Room, which will be only occasionally used. The type of finish and material you choose for your dining room table will be influenced by these factors.
4. What is the material?
You should consider whether you want a table with a rustic look or one that is smoother. Consider a glass or concrete table. Often, the material will match the rest of the decor. Consider whether you prefer a wooden dining chair or a cloth dining chair.
5. How many seats are there?
You may want to consider how many guests you will have over, as well as the number of people you plan on seating at your table. Consider whether or not you would like your chairs pushed underneath the table when they aren’t in use. This can create more room in the space. If not, a chair with arms will offer both comfort and style.
6. What is the type of base used?
Consider the base type that is best for your needs. Many people are surprised to learn that tables do not always have legs at the corners. A central pedestal, for example, gives great leg room. Spider Legs give you more legroom and also allow chairs to be pushed under the table. If you need more seating, a trestle table with an overhang at the end is a good option.