Deciding On A Dining Table
Factors When Buying a Dining Table
These days dining room tables are often multi-functional pieces of furniture. Dining tables are used just as much for doing the paperwork on or encouraging the kids with their coursework as they are for eating that delicious Sunday roast.
Some people relish eating at a dining table every day while others prefer to save the dinner table for particular occasions, but however you use your dining table there are some key points to consider when contemplating a new one.
The points you’ll need to consider when buying a dining table may seem obvious, but you’d be shocked how many people skip some of the following considerations.
Where Is It Going To Go?
Dining tables were once the centrepiece of rarely used dining room furniture but like the layout of the modern home shifts, many are thinking beyond this and placing dining tables in large kitchens or even in an open plan living space. Because of this there is now vast designs available to suit any requirement.
What Size Do You Need?
The initial thing to do is measure the space you have available. There’s nothing worse than buying a gorgeous solid hardwood dining table, only to find out you can’t get any chairs around it! A useful trick is to place items on the floor to make a rectangle, then leave space for chairs. Then just note down the dimensions and look for a table slightly smaller than this size. You can't go wrong!
What Kind Of Style Do You Want?
There are various forms of the dining table, but the main difference is the finish. By a mile, the highest quality and most elegant dining tables are handcrafted using solid hardwood. Whether you desire the subtle sheen of oak finished with Danish oil or lightly distressed oak giving you an amazing texture, there is no better way to dine.
Find Yourself a Bargain!
It’s advisable to look for matching dining room pieces at the same time as the dining table. So you can be sure that your dining room furniture will compliment each other, and grab yourself a bargain because you are buying as a set.
DO NOT Compromise on Quality
No matter what you do, insist on only the highest quality timbers and never be tempted by mediocre woods such as pine, or dining tables made using veneers.
- Lindsey Brown Burden