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Kitchen and Dining is a very important part of your house where you spend time cooking and enjoying food with your family and friends. Investing in the right type of kitchen and dining area furniture will not only increase its functionality but will also make it look good and organized. There are basically four things which need to be taken care of while decorating your kitchen or dining area; quality, symmetry, color and layout. If these things are taken into consideration we can easily increase storage, seating and cooking space in our kitchen and also create a good dining area. more

Kitchen and Dining is a very important part of your house where you spend time cooking and enjoying food with your family and friends. Investing in the right type of Kitchen & Dining area furniture will not only increase its functionality but will also make it look good and organized. There are basically four things which need to be taken care of while decorating your kitchen or dining area; quality, symmetry, color and layout. If these things are taken into consideration we can easily increase storage, seating and cooking space in our kitchen and also create a good dining area.
 

Different types of furniture for kitchen and dining area-

  • Cupboards
  • Tables
  • Dining chairs and stools
  • Kitchen islands and carts 

A cupboard for kitchen can be either a base or a wall cupboard depending upon one’s choice. While a base cupboard is from floor to wall, the other type is of hanging or wall mounted.
 

Different types of kitchen tables-

  • Folding table: These can be folded up in a compact form when not in use and stored in closet.
  • Drop leaf tables: These are hinged to the wall and can be stored back to the wall when not in use.
  • Retro table: It has round edges with simple design, usually bright coloured.
  • Glass kitchen table: This is stylish and much cheaper in comparison to wooden table but it is not much strong and subject to easy wear and tear.
  • Kitchen islands: These are usually on wheels and can be moved around the room.
  • Expandable kitchen table: These can be expensive due to their features and material. These can be expanded to cover more space when required.Types and shapes of dining tables.

 

Types and shapes of dining tables-

  • Wooden dining table: Wooden dining table is available in different finishes like walnut, oak, and mahogany and cherry. Base can be pedestal or double pedestal, legs or trestle.
  • Glass dining table: This has a very stylish look but it is not very sturdy, needs to be taken care of regularly to protect against scratches and spills.
  • Black dining table: This is suitable for a light coloured room. Table top can be of metal, wood, laminate, slate, tile, marble or granite.
  • White dining table: It gives a minimal or neat look to any type of room. Table top can be of marble, chrome or granite.
  • Round dining table: This is good for small dining areas. Pedestal tables offer more leg room; these can be accessorized with transparent acrylic chairs to create the illusion of space.
  • Square dining table: If the shape of the dining room or kitchen is square then this type of table will be suitable for it. It is good for small number of people.
  • Rectangular dining table: This type is suitable for a long narrow dining area. It can easily accommodate large crowds. 

 

Casual dining vs formal dining furniture-

  • Casual dining furniture has simple and neutral designs with light colours as against the formal dining table which is identified by detailed curves or motifs and use of darker shades.
  • Casual dining table has simple straight legs in farmhouse style table whereas a curvy or patterned leg with traditional looks is the formal dining table.

 

How to choose right type of dining table for your room-

  • Measure table to wall clearance with the help of a cardboard or bedsheet where the table will stand. This space should be 42-48”.
  • Measure table to other furniture clearance like side table or side bench, this  space should also be between 42-48”.
  • Shape of the dining table should be according to the shape of the room.
  • Table with leaves can come in handy while accommodating a dinner party. 

 

Dining chairs vs dining stools-

  • If you have a small kitchen table or a drop leaf table then buy chairs which will maximize space when more people need to be seated.
  • A family with small children should buy stools as children love to hop on stools, while a family with grown-ups should do better with chairs.
  • Family with tall people will be suited for tall stools while family with average height people will do better in standard chairs.
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