By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Tables. At Thursday, November 15th 2018, 04:41:25 AM.
One of the things that determines whether or not your dining room table will receive popular attention, is its size in relationship to the number of people using it. Large families need large dining tables. Conversely, if you are just two or three people in the household, then a smaller dining room table will provide intimacy and a much cozier environment. If you need to have a large table just from time to time, for example for family get-togethers or for inviting guests, then think about a dining room table that can change size.
For instance, you want to allow three feet minimum around the table so guests can easily get in and out of their seats without others having to get up out of theirs. Usually, a seated guest takes up 18 to 24 inches of this space with their chair and body, so the more breathing space, the better. As for the size of the table, you want to leave 18 to 24 inches of room between seats to give your guests a little elbow room. While you can squeeze in more guests during the holidays, during the rest of the year you don't want diners to feel crowded. This said, you can get more people around your dining table sets if you have a pedestal table since you don't have to deal with the legs, which can limit seating.
Dining tables will also increase in usefulness when you have the right storage possibilities around them. If you constantly have to make the trip between the dining room and the kitchen in order to get plates, glasses or cutlery, you may well find yourself avoiding using your dining room table. So to avoid this situation, check out dining room tables with drawers that are built in, or else choose sideboards or cabinets that will complement your dining room table and give you that valuable storage space.