Juliiane Schmitt. Kitchen Table. December 15th , 2017.
When measuring to see what size kitchen tables you should be looking at, there are several dimensions that should be taken into account. These dimensions will also help you figure out which shape of table will be best for your particular kitchen. First start by measuring any wall space you have to put the table against. Many kitchens do not have any wall space for a table, so this step may not be needed. Next measure the entire room, length and width. Using those measurements, mark off the necessary space that you actually need to be able to walk around the kitchen freely. Imagine what the room will look like if there is a table right in the middle of it. Think about whether this will disrupt your workflow of cooking and how small it needs to be in order to not get in the way. Once you are armed with these measurements, then it is time to hop online and start looking at pictures.
You can still keep the area looking open, however, by investing in round kitchen tables that have a pedestal design, have a glass top or smaller, more delicate legs. Heavy woods and legs can really suck up the visual space, and you want to take this into account when selecting furniture for the kitchen, or any room for that matter. The same is true with chairs. Instead of going with a solid back, you can go with one that is more open, even choosing wire bistro styles that are not only stylish, but which keep the dining area looking fresh and open. If you have a flair for interior design, you can also mix and match the chairs, to create an eclectic look that is inviting and energetic.
Once you have your selection narrowed down to a few different tables, then it is time to consider what style your kitchen is and how the tables you are considering will look inside that decor. Matching the color and wood of the cabinets is a great way to get a clue about what kind of style you will need for your decor. For example, a country kitchen with white cabinets pretty much needs a white table. A more modern kitchen will probably look great with black or dark wood. Glass or marble also make very elegant choices for a contemporary kitchen.
If the kitchen is the heart of a home, the kitchen table is the heart of the kitchen. Placed in the middle of the space, with equal distance from the stove, the sink, the pantry, or the refrigerator, a spacious table allows a person to prepare delicious food without hassle. What Makes a Great Kitchen Table? A good kitchen table needs to meet certain requirements. First, its tabletop should be made of heavy-duty material, like solid hardwood. A kitchen table would undergo far more wear and tear than any other table in the house. Warm pans, sharp knives, heavy pots, and wet vegetables or meat will always be placed or used over it. A table made of any other material would be easily destroyed under these circumstances. Then, its legs should be strong enough to withstand heavy weights and constant movement over the tabletop. And lastly, a kitchen table should also be easy to clean, and pleasant to look at. It should be made to withstand years and years of rigorous use.
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