" You might be wondering what are some of the things you are supposed to consider before buying furniture, here are a few that most of our clients want to know about:…! "
1- It should fit your dining room:
Before coming into the shop to buy your dining table make sure you measure the space of your room so you can buy a table that perfectly fits in the room and you do not have to go through the process of exchanging it or getting a new one made later. In addition to the size of your table, you should also leave at least 2 to 3 feet on the sides to comfortably move it around and place your chairs.
2- Consider the design of the table before settling on a shape:
Square and rectangular tables are the most common, so you’ll find a greater number of choices there with styles, sizes, and extendable options. But a round or oval table can give you a little more space to move around since it cuts off the corners but still has a good surface area. A round/oval dining table is good for party purposes but not for a family of 6 since there is no head on the table and little surface area on the table to set up crockery.
3- Choose the perfect material for your dining table for a long-lasting experience:
Choosing the material for your dining table can be difficult. You have to balance price, ease of care, and your personal style to choose the right one, and a table that’s not a good fit on any of those could mean a buying decision you regret later.
Here are the most common materials, and what to consider for each:
- Wood: Solid wood is a classic material because it is durable and easy to repair. Pine, acacia, mango, and teak are popular, less expensive options. Wood expands and contracts with heat and humidity and can show scratches and wear, but is fairly easy to repair.
- Veneer/Wood lock: Wood veneer is often a more affordable alternative to solid wood. Here a very thin layer of solid wood (or material printed to look like wood) is glued to a plywood or other wood core. To identify good veneer, look for tables with clearly-labeled core interiors, like kiln-dried hardwood. You can expect to pay under $500 for a less expensive veneer, but the higher-end ones go into the thousands.
- Stone and Stone look: Stone tabletops can include marble, quartz composite, or cast stone (like cement). Stone is durable but can be porous and can absorb stains easily. They can also be quite heavy. The price of stone can really vary — cement-topped pieces can be under $500, but marble-topped ones will run into the thousands.
- Glass: Glass tabletops can include clear, frosted, or tinted versions. Though glass isn’t susceptible to moisture, it can chip, scratch, or crack from the heat. It also shows every fingerprint. A good glass tabletop can last decades if you’re not too clumsy, but it will start to look bad quickly if you’re prone to chipping the edges or scratching the tabletop. You can find large glass-topped tables for under $750.
- Plastic: Man-made materials, either molded into a shape or glued onto plywood or another core, are an inexpensive option. These materials tend to resist staining and require little upkeep, but they’re often perceived as cheap.
4- Does the table cater to all your needs?
For certain individuals, the lounge area fills different needs. In the event that you utilize this space for numerous reasons like working from home, games, or homework for your kids, then consider a table with some flexibility, similar to a customizable level or a take-out end that can serve as a work area. A tall bar eating table can give this room a more easygoing, laid-back feel. Eventually, the main thing is the manner in which well your new table serves your necessities.
5- Can one get a customized dining table?
The answer is, absolutely yes! If you do not want to go with the traditional-looking dining tables since they may not match the aesthetic of your house, you should definitely consider buying a customized one. With customized furniture, you can design items that are tailored to your specific style and needs. What are the parts of the table you can customize? The shape, the size, the color basically anything and everything can be customized to your liking so don’t hesitate!
6- What are the different types of dining chairs?
- Side chair: The classic side chair is one of the most traditional types of dining chairs. Known as a “dinnertime staple,” they take their name from the fact that they sit along the “side” of the table. These types of dining chairs can be more casual in style or super formal, depending on the type of dining room table you have.
- Armchair: The most common dining room chair type is the classic armchair. Often used as a side chair, their larger size adds depth and character to dining room tables. They make a super elegant option and definitely complement a more formal look—but they fit well with more casual styles, too.
- Parsons chair: The Parsons dining chair is another dining room classic. It gets its name from Paris’ Parsons School of Design and the dining chair features lean, simple lines and an upholstered seat. Dining chairs like this are also comfy to sit on and can fit in smaller dining rooms because they don’t have bulky arms to take up space.
- Ladder back chair: The ladder-back dining chair features horizontal slats spaced along the back of the chair, which is usually made of wood. They are great casual dining chairs and the slats create a light and open look. They work best in more rustic and traditional styles and make a great option for a kitchen table.
- Windsor chair: The Windsor Dining chair takes inspiration from early English designs. These types of dining chairs feature a half-circle back supported by vertical slats or rods, along with spindle legs. These dining chairs look great with rustic, traditional, and vintage styles!
- Cross back (X) chair: The Cross-Back Chair has an X-shape on the back side of the chair that adds a light and airy look. These dining chairs range in styles from cafe chairs to rustic to contemporary. It’s a perfect choice for a casual dining room with a more stylistic approach. And these dining chairs are usually all wood, so they are kid-friendly and easy to clean!
7- What kind of fabric should one be investing in before buying dining room chairs?
To select fabric for dining chairs, you want to look for durable, easily cleaned, or stain-resistant, materials that offer diverse colors or textures to coordinate with your home's decor. The following fabrics are best suited for dining chairs:
- Cotton blend
- Faux suede
8- How much fabric is needed?
Once you’ve decided on a fabric, you’ll need to determine how much fabric you need. On average, one yard of fabric that is 54-60 inches in width is enough to cover the seating area of two dining room chairs. But, there is no one-size-fits-all answer, as it depends on the size of the chair and how much of the chair needs to be upholstered.
For example, some chairs have cushions on just the seat, while others have cushions on the seat and back of the chair. The only way to determine exactly how much you need is to measure the dimensions of your chair.
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