Have you decided to take the next step and buy your first dining room set, but not sure where to start? Knowing what table size and height will work best for your space can be overwhelming, as it is such a great piece of furniture. It's easy to overdo or overprice dining room furniture when shopping, which is why we've put together the perfect guide for you. Four important things to keep in mind when buying a dining room rest.
How much space do you have for a dining set? Ideally, your dining table and chairs should not take up much space. Specifically, you should allow about 45 inches between the edge of the table and the wall. This ensures that your guests will have enough room to get up from the table without knocking anything over.
If your main focus is to use the dining table for special occasions, it's important that each guest has enough room to comfortably eat their meal without hurting anyone's elbow. To properly accommodate both the guest plate and the serving dishes, the table needs to be 36 to 24 inches wide. Guests should have about 25 inches of space to themselves, which is more than enough room to keep them from feeling claustrophobic.
The average height of a dining table is 30 inches, while the average height of a set of dining chairs is about 18 inches above the ground. For a comfortable fit, the distance between the seat and the bottom of the table should be 12 inches. Tables longer than 30 inches are often referred to as pub or counter-height tables. These are ideal if you want to create a more casual atmosphere. Since chairs and tables are available in a variety of heights, it's important that you do some testing before making a decision.
Since dining table sets are available in every style under the sun, it is essential that you take the time to choose the style that best suits both your design aesthetic and lifestyle. With regard to table legs, in particular, there are many options that will affect the comfort level of you and your guests. If you choose a pedestal dining table, be aware of placing heavy objects on the edge of the table, as this can create a dangerous imbalance. It will also prevent some guests from fully extending their legs. Long, traditional dining tables with four legs have grown in popularity, particularly with the addition of a bench as opposed to individual dining chairs. Whether you want a dining set made of solid wood, glass, or metal, take the time to find the perfect dining set for your family.
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