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.
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.
Before going shopping for your kitchen table and chair sets measure out in your kitchen the amount of space that you would like to dedicate to a dining table. One way to effectively judge the size of the space to be dedicated is to lay sheets of newspaper down. This will help you judge the size of the area that can be utilized and help you work out the size of table that will fit comfortably into your kitchen.