Tips to Find The Right Dining Table Size For You
The dining table is probably the second most sought-after seating furniture after sofas. If you plan to serve and eat with your family like royalty, you should have a good quality dining table. Selection becomes easy with so many designs and versions of the traditional countertop tables. You can explore the world of red forest woods and compressed woods. Don’t forget the stainless steel, aluminium, and of course, reinforced plastics. The first thing you want to experience in a dining table is its comfort level, which is possible only when you have invested in the right size and height set.
Here are 6 pointers that will help you find the right-sized dining table for your room, as well as the lifestyle that you probably have always been looking for.
Measure Your Room First:
For the contemporary dining room table to fit in, you need to know your room size. The conventional dining tables come in two seating arrangements. They are:
For bigger rooms, you can plan on buying a larger dining table with chairs in multiples of 2.
Distance Between The Chairs and The Table:
To sit comfortably and serve the food on the dining table to your guests, you need to watch the distance between the chair and the table edge. If you are standing, you need to have at least 36 inches of space from the edge of the dining table to fit into your seat. If you have a glass or stone countertop, you can keep a higher buffer of 40 inches depending on the waistline of the guests.
You can draw the chairs close to the edge if you have a smaller room.
Size of Table Countertop:
The size of the table countertop will give you an idea of how much you shell out in buying the furniture. Moreover, the countertop will define the spread of the dining table. The ideal table sizes are based on the number of people occupying the space and the items you plan to keep over the countertop.
- Option 1: 72 x 24 square inch rectangular table, seating capacity- 6 people
- Option 2: 48 x 24 square inch rectangular table,seating capacity- 4 people
- Option 3: Rectangular, square and circular tables with a 24-inch diameter, seating capacity- 2 people
The largest size you can probably find comfort in the market is a 120-inch long rectangular dining table, with the capacity to comfortably seat 10 adults.
Set the Table Height:
Commonly dining tables have a height of 30 inches. If you are growing fidgety over the standard height, you can also adjust for a central beam dining table. Your modern dining table height should be adjusted so that the base of the table countertop should be at least 12 inches from the chair cushion.
With additional storage space beneath the countertop, your height standards might change too.
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