By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dinettes and Breakfast Nooks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 05:35:34 AM.
There are many styles of dinette sets as well. One popular style, the drop leaf table, is an old favorite and is quite functional in a small space since the leaves can be put up and down as necessary to make a larger table. Often only having two chairs, this style is perfect for an area along a wall and adds country flair to your kitchen. For more country style with a bit more seating, consider a rectangular table with two chairs on one side, chairs on either end and a bench on the fourth side. Pedestal tables with chairs on casters are a good choice for areas with flooring that will allow the casters to roll easily. There are sets available that look like they could be folded up and stashed in the closet and ones with lots of metal and glass for a very modern accent to any small dining area.
Perhaps the most obvious difference between the formal dining furniture and kitchen furniture is that there are no benches in the formal room. Breakfast nook benches are quite common. In fact, the corner breakfast nook set is particularly popular with many homeowners. Benches offer many advantages of chair seating. First, you can seat more people in the same amount of square footage. Generally you can fit one and a half people on a bench for every chair that you replace. In addition, under the seat storage compartments give homeowners places to store things that they want to have conveniently located close to the kitchen without actually taking up valuable counter or cabinet space.
If you are interested in being able to seat more people around your table and you do not have the kitchen nook space requirements to add more chairs, then you might consider bench seating. Free standing breakfast nook benches are similar to chairs in that they typically have four legs at the corners with perhaps a support leg or two in the center of a long bench. However, bench seats can accommodate more people than number of chairs they replace. Generally, you can fit one and a half people on a bench for every chair you replace. Kitchen bench seating is a great way to increase your seating capacity without making the table larger or squeezing in chairs uncomfortably.