Table talk: How to buy the right kitchen table

Table talk: How to buy the right kitchen table

Modern designers are offering millions of delights in terms of gorgeous and stunning kitchen tables, most of which were no where in sight a few years ago. With advent of a whole new material range, the popularity of the ultra-minimalist modern style and shrinking spaces, the kitchen table has changed shape and styles. Here is how you can pick the right one from crowd and invite it home for your next “feast”.

#1 The size and layout of your kitchen

The basic qualities that govern the kitchen table that you buy will be governed by how much space you have on offer. In general an L-shaped kitchen counter is complemented with a circular table at the center, while a more spacious kitchen can use almost anything that you like. So even before you go out to shop, bring out the measuring tape and take down the numbers.

#2 Style and material

The style of the table must – quite obviously – complement the rest of the kitchen and should keep with the theme that you are using for the remainder of your home. If your interiors are modern minimalist, then glass is a fine option. Wood is an obvious favorite and a complete classic, while metal and steel are unique and exude a sense of freedom and gay abandon. While wood is robust and lasting, glass is a dangerous choice if you have meddling kids around. Plastic is easy to maintain and clean, while steel presents with an unconventional look.

#3 Rigors

Your kitchen table might need to endure different temperatures— interaction with various surfaces and even cooking on it might be an option for some. The rigors that it undergoes will define the kind of surface that you need to have. In any case, always pick a high-quality finishing and purchase it from a reputable dealer. The table top has to face pretty tough conditions at times, so make sure that you chose from glass, wood, metal or plastic depending on these needs.

#4 Fits your budget?

The table hast to fit the dimensions of your kitchen, but also the compulsions of your pocket. This means trying to get a good deal out on the piece that you want to buy. Do some research on where else you can get the same piece from (Internet?) for a lesser price and maybe with free shipping. Shop smart and have patience.

#5 More than one purpose

This is probably the most fashionable way to go by bringing home a kitchen table that you can clean up and then use as a work table— or any other purpose as well. The key factor here is how stylish the table is. It is all about multi-tasking and maximizing what you have.

One can buy the ideal kitchen table by taking care of quality, style, dimensions and price. As long it serves your needs, fits within your home and works well for your budget, you need not really worry about much else…


  • Joseph March 26, 2009 at 16:17 PMLogin to Reply →

    You have some interesting concepts. I have been designing a new kitchen and bathrooms for us for some time now and searching the Internet for ideas. I do have a leg up on most, though, because I’m a cabinetmaker, so I can do my own cabinetry, which is the heart of a kitchen. One of the things I have been finding, though, is that there are just a ton of ideas out there. I have been working on this for some time and trying to share my ideas with others. I have hopes of a glorious kitchen for us. But we’ll just have to see how it turns out.

  • Melissa September 13, 2009 at 03:51 AMLogin to Reply →

    I love the chairs in the above picture. Can you direct me to where they are from? Reply by email would be appreciated. Thanks!