All About Dining Tables
When it comes to choosing a Dining Table , you will want to choose not only a dining set that has a finish and design that you personally love the looks of, but you will also want a dining room table and chairs that fits your family’s lifestyle.
Have you considered your family’s dining style? Are you typically casual, on-the-go diners, perhaps each self-serving your plates buffet style at the counter and stove? For the family on the go, many times those with older children that dash in from school then dart out to sport practice or another activity, or households with dual working parents, mealtime logistics can be daunting.
For this family, a table featuring bench style seating, and with a casual, durable finish can be a great fit. Another good fit for the family on the go is to utilize the bar found at many kitchen counters and islands. Choose a set of comfortable, upholstered bar stools and line them up at the kitchen bar, within easy reach of the counter. Now the family can stay in contact, sharing details from their days, as they grab a bite to eat and perch on their stool. Eating at the kitchen bar is often the best solution for hectic mornings.
Are you more formal diners who are called to the table and sit, waiting for serving dishes and for everyone to be seated? This scenario is more common amongst a couple demographics. One is the modern family with children still young enough that they are not besieged with after school activities yet. These families often enjoy the ritual of family mealtime. Also, older families with the children grown and gone often are able to enjoy having a specific meal time as well as the actual time to enjoy a leisurely paced, fully served meal. This generation is often also found in the role of host for large family gatherings, such as holiday meals like Thanksgiving dinner. For this group, a more formal, rectangular or oval shaped Dining Table with leaves to extend its length is a great fit.
There are many more styles beyond these two extremes of families on the go and families with more time to enjoy together. Find the table and chairs that best match you and your family’s style before you make your choice of dining set. Would a round table work for you? How about a taller cafe style table with tall chairs to match? Do you like comfortable upholstered dining room chairs or casual kitchen chairs to match a casual table. Give it some thought before you get your next table and chair set!