Kitchen Tables Buying Guide

When it comes to the decorative design of your kitchen -- old-world European, retro, contemporary, or other style -- a kitchen table sets the tone. Sure, cabinets and countertops play a huge part, but they are fixed, rarely changed elements that tend to be conservative in design. You can advance your style to a whole new level with the table.

Types of Kitchen Tables

Types of Kitchen Tables

Kitchen tables come in basic shapes and types, and within each type, you’ll find all decorative styles represented. Tables come in nearly any wood, finish, and color you might want. Most tables are sold as sets with chairs that match, but don’t be afraid to mix it up. For a farmhouse-style kitchen, you could pair black Windsor chairs with a pine table. An industrial-look kitchen could incorporate a bar-height table and several metal stools. Here are types of tables to consider:

Round

A round table offers a cozy feel and allows extra diners to easily squeeze in because there are no corners to work around. In a busy kitchen space, a round table allows traffic to easily flow around the table.

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Square

A square table is a familiar type often found in restaurants. A square kitchen table allows room to set serving dishes on the corners when the table gets crowded.

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Rectangular

If you have a narrow kitchen, you might want to consider a rectangular table, which lets extra diners squeeze in at the ends.

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Extension

An extension table is perfect for a kitchen that often handles a crowd. You may not want the table expanded for everyday breakfasts, but additional seating comes in handy for special occasions and parties.

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Counter- or Bar-Height

These high tables make sense in a kitchen where other surfaces are high. Chairs or stools then move easily from the counter to the counter-high table. Bar-height tables allow people to comfortably stand, making the tables ideal for entertaining guests and allowing them to mingle.

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Banquette-Style

A banquette-style table with bench seating offers an excellent choice for a kitchen of any size, particularly one short on floor space. The table tucks into a corner, out of the flow of traffic. Banquette-style tables originated in restaurants and diners, so they provide natural places for casual kitchen meals. They also accommodate a crowd when you entertain or feed after-school snacks to a bunch of kids.

Bistro Tables

Tiny two-person tables that originated in sidewalk cafés offer good choices for small kitchens. A bistro table reflects a casual feel and doesn’t take up much space, so it easily fits into a window nook or against a wall.

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Product Features

Product Features

You probably eat the majority of your meals at a kitchen table. So it’s important to consider a table’s shape and features when you shop.

Round

The standard dimensions of a four-person table are 36 to 44 inches in diameter. A table’s size increases to accommodate more people, so an eight-person kitchen table can be as large as 72 inches in diameter. You might find round kitchen tables with extra features, such as lazy Susans in the middle of the dining surfaces.

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Square

Square kitchen tables typically come in the same sizes as round tables. To seat four people, a square table measures 36 to 44 inches on all sides.

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Rectangular

Rectangular tables measure 36 inches wide and range from 48 inches to 78 inches long.

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Extension

Extension tables might have drop leaves, a drop-in leaf or leaves, or slide-out extensions on the ends.

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Counter- or Bar-Height

The dining surface of a counter-height table is 36 inches tall. The surface of a bar-height table sits 40 to 42 inches from the floor.

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Banquette-Style

Most commonly, high-back benches flank banquette tables, but you can pull up benches without backs as well. A banquette table can be pushed into a corner, with the benches forming an L shape, or you can form a U shape using three benches.

Bistro Tables

A bistro table typically measures only 24 inches in diameter and comfortably holds just two place settings. Bistro tables most often feature round dining surfaces atop pedestals, but you can buy a square bistro table as well.

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$349.99 $155.47

Table dimensions: 24L x 24W x 40H inches. Chair dimensions: 15W x 15D x 25H inches. Adjustable height Airlift stools . Constructed... of polished chrome and PVC. Features a sleek black tabletop. Simple yet edgy urban designSimple yet edgy urban design. Add a touch of cosmopolitan comfort to your dining space with this Metro Adjustable Height Pub Bistro Set. The polished-chrome construction and sleek black tabletop allow you to easily design around this showpiece, as it adapts to any dining environment. Display your edgy yet urban taste with this modern Metro Pub Bistro Set. Table height is stationary and not adjustable. Stools are adjustable in height and equipped with chrome stands, bases, and footrests. Please note: This item is not intended for commercial use. Warranty applies to residential use only. read more

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$173.99 $86.99

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