If the kitchen is the heart of a home, the kitchen table is the heart of the kitchen. Placed in the middle of the space, with equal distance from the stove, the sink, the pantry, or the refrigerator, a spacious table allows a person to prepare delicious food without hassle. What Makes a Great Kitchen Table? A good kitchen table needs to meet certain requirements. First, its tabletop should be made of heavy-duty material, like solid hardwood. A kitchen table would undergo far more wear and tear than any other table in the house. Warm pans, sharp knives, heavy pots, and wet vegetables or meat will always be placed or used over it. A table made of any other material would be easily destroyed under these circumstances. Then, its legs should be strong enough to withstand heavy weights and constant movement over the tabletop. And lastly, a kitchen table should also be easy to clean, and pleasant to look at. It should be made to withstand years and years of rigorous use.
Key questions to ask yourself is how much space do you have to allocate to a kitchen table and chairs. Does your decor have an established theme? Smaller kitchen tables are perfect to fill an empty corner and are great places for quick breakfasts or coffee with a friend. If space permits a larger table is perfect for family and holiday gatherings.
For a lot of people, the dining room or living room in many modern houses no longer features quality functional kitchen tables. Having friends over is so much more fun when you can have a hot cup of tea in the comfort of the kitchen, surrounded by goodies and treats. The dining room is a bit too formal and often set for your next entertaining gathering or other items you probably would rather not expose to daily use such as fine china and silverware. Kitchen tables are considered a furnishing that will not be sacrificed for "open space" in many living room home decor presentations right now. Contemporary kitchen tables feature styles and building materials that compliment modern furnishings in any modern decor scheme, so that they will fit into any kitchen decor.