Michellye Foerster. Kitchen Table. November 22nd , 2017.
Quality: As with all types of furniture, quality is extremely important when looking at kitchen tables. A kitchen table will probably get more abuse than a dining room table, so think carefully about the quality of the table top especially. Always avoid tables that are made of MDF, which is medium density fiberboard. The finish on these types of tables is easily chipped and damaged, despite how silky smooth it looks the first time you see it in the store.
Once you have decided to purchase an oak table for your kitchen, you need to start looking for a place to buy it. Al most every furniture shop has oak chairs and tables so that might not post a big problem to you. Prices of tables vary according to the age of the wood and the size of the table. Also one should be aware of how the table is going to be used in the kitchen. Will the table be used for purposes other than dinner? How many seating capacity do you need? Even the dimensions of the room affect the table that would be selected. If the answers of these questions are clean, one is ready to go purchase an oak kitchen table.
Traditionally, square or rectangular tables have been the choice for American homes when it comes to having a dining space in the kitchen. The common belief is that it makes a better use of the space. The truth lies somewhere in between. While the same size square table can offer more table space than round kitchen tables, the tradeoff, at least in some homes with more challenging space, is less room to maneuver around it. With round kitchen tables, you get the added advantage of the softer lines of the table, allowing everyone to spread out a bit more, particularly with a pedestal model. Because there are no hard edges, a round table will not only give you more elbow room, but allow your guests to get in and out of their chairs more easily, especially if space is a little tight.
Color: Another important element when considering what kind of table to purchase for the kitchen is color. In most cases, the best course of action is to find a table that is about the same color as your kitchen cabinets. Occasionally it may be a good idea to purchase a table that complements the cabinets if you prefer a more dramatic effect. One situation in which this idea works perfect is when you have white or black kitchen cabinets and you purchase a table that is the opposite color. Also make sure to keep the style of the kitchen cabinets in mind when selecting the right table. If your kitchen has a very rustic feel to it, then be sure to purchase a table that has a similar style.
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