Traditionally, square or rectangular tables have been the choice for American homes when it comes to having a dining space in the kitchen. The common belief is that it makes a better use of the space. The truth lies somewhere in between. While the same size square table can offer more table space than round kitchen tables, the tradeoff, at least in some homes with more challenging space, is less room to maneuver around it. With round kitchen tables, you get the added advantage of the softer lines of the table, allowing everyone to spread out a bit more, particularly with a pedestal model. Because there are no hard edges, a round table will not only give you more elbow room, but allow your guests to get in and out of their chairs more easily, especially if space is a little tight. There are ways you can increase the efficiency of your round kitchen tables even more. For example you can always choose to go with a smaller table that has leaves that can be added whenever you need a little extra space for dining. This is a great solution if you want to keep your kitchen area looking uncluttered. You can also go with round kitchen tables that have folding sides. When not needed, the leaves can be folded down, creating a square table. When guests arrive, simply lift and lock the folding sides in place, either two or all four.
Another benefit of kitchen tables is the ease of cleaning. If you have kids, kitchen tables are almost essential! While kitchens are tiled, most dining rooms and other rooms in the house are not. This fact, and children with food, are a recipe for disaster. Nothing is more maddening than having a slice of pizza falling, face down, leaving a nice red triangle on your new carpet. It would have been far better if the kids were sent to the kitchen tables. If a piece of pizza were to fall to the floor there, it could be easily cleaned up and the evidence washed away.
A bistro style table is a small round table, with a glass top and metal legs, although some are made out of wood. The bistro look can be a rather inexpensive décor for your kitchen. This European look consists of a small and informal looking place, like a restaurant or tavern. For an eat-in style kitchen, creating the look of a bistro or café style kitchen can be easy. A round bistro table with accent chairs is a must. You can use a glass topped table with iron legs or a taller pub style wooden table. Maybe a mosaic or tile topped table will suit your style better.