Shopping for kitchen dining sets online is a multifaceted process. You have to consider many variables such as room size, table dimensions, number of chairs/seats, type of material, table height, chair width, etc. Of course, aesthetics matter too because you want your dining set to fit in with your existing décor. Another important point to consider is enough room to walk around the table after the chairs are placed.
As you search for dining tables, you need to make sure you’re equipped with certain measurements.
To ensure you obtain the best kitchen dining sets online, consider the following tips:
#1 Measure the Table to Wall Clearance
Use tape to mark the area that the table and chairs will occupy. Now attempt to walk around comfortably. Are you able to do so, or are you just sliding by? Ideally, there should be 100 to 120 centimeters of space between the table and walls.
#2 Measure the Table to Furniture Clearance
If you have other bits of furniture in your dining space, i.e., a buffet, crockery armoire, etc., take measurements from the edge of the furnishing.
#3 Use a Visual Aid
Sometimes taking measurements isn’t enough because you need to “see” how space will fill up. In this case, grab a bedsheet. Fold it into the size of your table and place it in the allotted space. Take your pillowcases, fold them, and place them where your chairs will be. This will give you a clearer picture of how the room would look with a dining table.
#4 Avoid Overcrowding
Table manufacturers usually provide the recommended number of people that a table can sit comfortably without bumping into the next person. On average, the average person requires up to 60 cm of space.
#5 Considerations for a Round Table
If you’ve got your heart set on a round dining table set, you need to pay heed to the following seating sizes:
– A 90 cm round table with a pedestal base can seat up to 4 people
– A 120 cm table with legs can seat 4 people
– A 150 cm table with a pedestal base seats 6 people
– A 150cm table with legs seats 4 people
– A 180 cm table with a pedestal base/ legs can seat up to 8 people
Keep in mind when a roundtable gets too large, it may become too difficult to reach for food. In this case, you may want to consider a rectangular-shaped dining table.
#6 Considerations for a Rectangular Table
Rectangular-shaped tables also vary in how many people they can seat. The following are general guidelines:
– 120 cm table can seat 4 people
– 150-180 cm table can seat 6 people
– 210 cm table seats 8 people
– 240-300 cm table seats 10 people
– 300-335 cm table seats 12 people
If you’re dealing with a small space, consider placing a big table with small seating. For example, place a large rectangular table with bench seating on one or either side of the table. Push these under the table when not in use.
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