How to choose dining tables for small spaces?

Whenever we think of the term – “dining tables”, a picture of a big dining table with huge chairs flashes immediately in front of our eyes. However, this was the scenario a couple of years back, things have changed drastically now.

If you have a small dining space, then you need not deprive yourself of enjoying a meal on the dining table as there are several types of dining tables, specifically available for small spaces. Let’s begin by knowing the different types of dining tables you can choose for small spaces –

1) Wall mounted dining tables – Wall mounted dining tables are an excellent selection for small spaces as they do not occupy floor space at all. These dining tables are mounted against the wall, and they can be folded “in” or “out” as required. As surrounding space and elements are not disturbed, these tables are ideal for loft rooms, studio apartments, and dorm rooms.

2) Folding dining tables – folding dining tables are simple dining tables that can be easily folded and stored elsewhere when not in use. These tables are generally available for two to four persons, and they are ideal for homes that do not feature separate dining space.

3) Drop leaf tables – Drop leaf tables are similar to the folding tables, but they cannot be folded flat and stowed away. These tables are ideal for dining rooms with limited space, as commonly found in one to two bedroom flats.

4) Gataleg tables – Gataleg tables feature two drop leaves on each side of the table, and the legs open out like a gate in order to support the leaves. The most beneficial feature of these tables is that they can be used for displaying things when the table is not being used for dining purpose.

As you now know the various types you can select for small spaces, you should now consider other relevant factors. Firstly, measure the available space for the dining table. Consider the probable traffic around the table that might be created and the provision of leg space.

It’s always recommended to settle for square tables in case of small spaces so that intimate cozy settings are created and there is no waste of space. Prefix a budget before you set out to buy the dining tables so that your specific need is catered, and you do not land up spending beyond your budget.{pic 1 from, 2 from}


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 20th, 2011


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