An old farmhouse table provides a look of rugged country style. It could have chairs with soft cushions to create an inviting, lived-in feeling. This type of kitchen table can be wood or painted wood with a distressed finish. Farmhouse kitchen tables can be compatible with many different kitchen design themes such as french country, tuscan kitchen, or rustic. You might also want to mix and match with other chair styles and benches for a more informal look.
Quality As with all types of furniture, quality is extremely important when looking at kitchen tables. A kitchen table will probably get more abuse than a dining room table, so think carefully about the quality of the table top especially. Always avoid tables that are made of MDF, which is medium density fiberboard. The finish on these types of tables is easily chipped and damaged, despite how silky smooth it looks the first time you see it in the store. Remember that purchasing from an online retailer is a great way to save money, but it is not advised that you make the purchase unless you have seen the exact brand and table you are purchasing in a store beforehand. Purchasing furniture without actually touching it with your hands and examining it closely is an easy way to end up with a cheap, shoddy piece that will break very easily.
Shape Another important element of choosing the best kitchen table is the shape. Most kitchen tables are either round, square, or rectangular. Thinking about shape is an important part of finding the table that will fit the best. For example, the best shape for a kitchen table in a room with very few walls is a circular shape. This adds to the smoothness of the room and allows for flowing lines. However, a kitchen that has a small eat-in area that is like a square attached to the kitchen would look better with a square or rectangular table. Just think of how the walls around your eat-in kitchen are shaped and consider how different shapes of tables will fit in the space before purchasing one.