Franzisska Mehler. Kitchen Table. November 22nd , 2017.
Size: One of the most important factors in purchasing a kitchen table is the amount of room you have to work with. Everyone wants a spacious kitchen, but all that space becomes much smaller the moment you set a table in it. It is very important to measure the amount of space you have for a kitchen table. Set boundaries for yourself and make sure that the size of the tables you are considering does not exceed those limitations. Remember, if you purchase a table that is too large, you will lose all of that spaciousness your kitchen currently has.
The Many Uses of Kitchen Tables: Preparing food in the countertop or sink just could be ideal for quick preparations or microwave meals. But then there are seasons like Thanksgiving or Christmas, wherein several dishes need to be prepared at once. A countertop would not be able to hold a turkey for carving. Nor would it be comfortable to toss salad in cramped spaces. A kitchen table can provide ample space, as well as a good transition spot to be able to bring food out easier into the dining room.
A bistro style table is a small round table, with a glass top and metal legs, although some are made out of wood. The bistro look can be a rather inexpensive decor for your kitchen. This European look consists of a small and informal looking place, like a restaurant or tavern. For an eat-in style kitchen, creating the look of a bistro or cafe style kitchen can be easy. A round bistro table with accent chairs is a must. You can use a glass topped table with iron legs or a taller pub style wooden table. Maybe a mosaic or tile topped table will suit your style better.
The kitchen table will also be an ideal space for matters not related to food. It can be a place to sort laundry, or to go through the mail. It will be the ideal "studio" to let kids do their arts and crafts, because it is very near the washing area or sink (and it will also prevent the dining table from unsightly stains, and consequently keep it beautiful for visitors or hosting occasions). Wood tables can be maintained and kept beautiful with a cleaning solution of some oil and citrus (like orange or lemon oil). These will remove stains and smells and maintain the sheen of the surface if used regularly. Cracks or grooved surfaces on the table can be cleaned with an old tooth brush or cotton swab.
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