While many homes have formal dining areas, in many cases those areas go unused, except for holidays and formal occasions. Otherwise the hassle of dragging out the tablecloth, silverware, all the condiments and extras is too much of a hassle. Not to mention you then have to take every portion of the meal from the kitchen into the dining room and back again, threatening on each trip to see something spill into the carpet and leave a permanent stain. While you expect that kind of stress for holiday meals, who needs that all the time? The dining room, it seems, is often inconveniently set away from the kitchen, and in our hurried, hectic lives, there just is not the time to deal with it. Enter kitchen tables.
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.
After having spent the time and money to renovate your kitchen why not put some thought into selecting comfortable kitchen furniture. How many people do you expect to have around the table and how much room do you have in your kitchen? Should you consider a breakfast nook, or is there enough room for a kitchen table that expands to seat the extended family at important occasions.