A kitchen is one of the main rooms in each house. This is a place where the whole family gathers for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and where very often the guests are welcomed and the friendly gatherings take place.
That is why you should be very careful and thorough arranging your kitchen, in order to have comfortable, functional and cozy interior. One of the key elements of the kitchen arrangement is the choice of a special table and this will be discussed below.
Everybody at least once in his/her life dreamed of a big family gathered at a large table for some celebration or about romantic candlelight dinner or about children’s celebration with a big cake.
Surely, if there is a separate big dining room there should be no problems choosing the table, as even the largest furniture will fit here, but what should do those who try to place all necessary furniture elements at a small area, as, most frequently, the kitchen in the standard apartment blocks hardly exceeds 10 m2.
Types of tables
Thus, first of all, let us consider the models of the dinner tables and their advantages and disadvantages. By their shapes, the tables may be round, oval, square and rectangular, but the legs construction may be very diverse, as well as the table height.
There are many models with the sliding mechanisms which allow making a huge dinner table out of a small table with a subtle movement of hand. However, this is not the only surprise from the manufacturers, as a lot of models are presented at the market, the height of which is adjustable, which allows easily turning the dinner table into the small unusual coffee table. Such constructions of the dinner tables will be a real discovery for those who try to rationally use the space in the small kitchen.
Speaking about the space economy, it should be noted that the round and oval chairs will look harmoniously in the spacious premises, and the rectangular or square table by the wall will become a perfect solution for the small kitchen.
How should the kitchen table look?
The material of which the table is made is also very important, as in order for such element to serve long and not lose its attractive appearance, it should have the whole set of features:
Moisture resistance – this is a compulsory condition for the long life of the kitchen furniture element, and especially for the table, as the spilled water or tea and constant wet cleaning with the absence of such quality will affect the appearance.
Environmental friendliness is one of the key conditions, otherwise, how can you put the food on the table made of material harmful for your health.
Practicability is also an important component, as in order for the dining table to satisfy its owners it should at least be reliable.
Amongst many materials of which the dining tables are nowadays produced, the natural wood remains the most popular for many decades. Such table will easily match any interior style, starting from the country style and finishing with classic and aristocratism. Glass tables which will look original in a minimalist, high-tech and modern style are also very popular today. Noteworthy that the table with the transparent tabletop may become a real salvation for the small kitchen, as even having wide enough surface such tabletop will not overload the space, while the table of the same size made of the dark wood will steal this lightness given by the glass. However, such models are not cheap and not every family may afford this.
Cheaper variant is the table of the wood laminate boards. As a rule, only legs are made of the wood massive in such table, and the tabletop is made of the wood waste board. In order for such board to serve long, it should be kept away from the excessive moisture, otherwise, the surface may cover with blow holes or delaminate. The models with the laminated tabletops are less subject to the moisture impact.
Choosing the color of the dining table
This is not a secret that for the harmonious interior arrangement, it is necessary to choose the appropriate color combination of all furniture elements, textile, finishing and décor of premises. And, therefore, the dining table at the kitchen should fit ideally not only by its style but also by its color. It may be bound to different elements. For instance, this may be the flooring, inbuilt kitchen of equipment color. But quite frequently the designers make the dinner table a key accent of the room, which also looks quite interesting. A bright example of such solution may be the oval table with the glass tabletop and bright blue legs similar to a large envelope in the kitchen interior with the combination of white and chocolate color.
Just imagine a round white table with the satin gloss surrounded by the bright chairs and lamp shade in warm sunny colors in the neutral beige and brown kitchen interior. In such combination, the dining table will look as the resource of energy, warmth and sunny energy which attracts the eyes.
The table in warm colors of wood will look the same interesting at the black and white kitchen, of course, if the interior is complemented by the corresponding decorative elements, in order for the table not to look lonely, for instance, by the chairs or cushions.
Depending upon the interior style chosen for the kitchen arrangement the table should be selected – this is a widely-known fact, the same with the color. However, to avoid the situation when the table you imagine is practically impossible to find, before the repair you should look through the producers’ catalogs and get acquainted with the suggested assortment. However, if you plan to buy the tailor-made furniture, the sky is the limit for your imagination to create a unique interior design.