The Dinette Set The mainstay of television families was the square kitchen table with four chairs and this is the type of kitchen furniture most of us grew up with. Designed for homes with formal dining rooms this style kitchen table and chairs was definitely created for casual family dining. Sedate in design this style table was functional without overwhelming the room. While significantly smaller and less space occupying than the pub style table, the dinette style kitchen-seating works well in most kitchens and functions as a family community center.
Style of Kitchen Before heading out to the furniture store, consider the current style of your kitchen, is it rustic country? Is it contemporary? Casual? Does it have a theme - such as a floral or rooster theme? If your kitchen is a cozy rustic country themed, you really would not want to select kitchen table and chair sets that are metallic and more contemporary styled. Unless you are willing to redesign your kitchen around your new table, it is best to select new kitchen table and chair sets that will fit in with your current kitchen theme. For a cozy rustic country themed kitchen, you might want to look for a rectangular table constructed out of solid pine, with sturdy legs. If you have a more contemporary styled kitchen you could look for a round metal glass-topped kitchen table, with bar-stool type chair sets.
But then there would be times that one or two of the family members would just feel like eating a little snack, and the dining table would then be too big for a solitary snack, or a smaller meal. The kitchen table is the alternative place for these informal, but just as essential, bonding moments over food. Anyone can prepare a snack right in the kitchen and eat it right there, too. And anyone is also welcome to join him and share the snack. The convenience of a table in the kitchen invites family members to sit down and keep each other company, whatever time of the day.