If you are looking for a kitchen table for a small apartment, you have come to the right place. Through the hints offered here, you will soon find that locating that special seating arrangement is not as difficult as you had thought. There are a few things you will need to keep in mind, but satisfaction is guaranteed.
Starter homes and city apartments including condos are famous for their lack of room. Things like sinks, stovetops, ovens, and even refrigerators are being uniquely combined into one single unit.
The smaller the kitchen space the more the appliances are compacted. One ingenious designer has even managed to design a table on wheels that encapsulates these islands to provide ample dining room. Although this particular model has yet to hit the market, it shows the innovative ideas that are being developed to make a small kitchen work.
If you have decided on the amount of space you can allot for seating and have your budget decided, there are still some other things that need to be taken into consideration. Round tables have always been the first selection for cramped quarters but don’t limit yourself to just one style.
Long narrow kitchens often extend a much more aesthetic look with the use of a oblong table with a bench that slides underneath it when not in use.
The number of people that are going to be using the table is another factor. In this case choose a style that can be pushed back out of the way when not in use but easily brought forward for seating along the back. Drop leafs are excellent choice for families that require more seating.
Some may feel that if space allows, why not purchase a larger table and let that be the end of your concerns. For one thing, a large table placed in a small kitchen will give the entire room a cramped look. Secondly, the amount of floor space it takes up can make maneuvering the room a boorish task. Choosing small will allow for the entire area to look well proportioned.
There are bar tables that come with stools. These are also known as pub tables and go a long way in serving an excellent purpose. The one drawback is the minimal seating which does not comfortably accommodate more than two people. For couples with children there are better choices some of which have already been mentioned.
If your small kitchen is L shaped you will have a number of different choices. Just remember to do the math. You do not want a table measuring six feet in a space that measure seven feet. The table may fit, but besides looking totally out of place, getting to the seats will be next to impossible.
There is a basic rule that two feet is needed to comfortably reach and leave the table regardless of its style. If the measurements are square, such as 6×6 feet, you can opt for a small round or square table. If the measurements are rectangular as in 6×8 feet, you may want to consider a table that is narrow and long.
Both the bench and drop leaf styles would work well in these spaces. Just remember that both floor space and proportion are the two most important factors to keep in mind.