A dining table should be both nice and functional, and take little space especially in a small kitchen.
When choosing an appropriate article, first of all, answer some simple questions. What do you need it for? Is it for saturated family dinners or for snacks in a hurry? How many people will sit here every day? Would you like to invite guests or often eat out? These points are sure to influence your choice of shapes and sizes of the kitchen table.
One more important idea is to decide, where the table will be standing – at the wall, in the corner or in the centre of the room?
When planning your kitchen design, take into account that there should be a distance of 40 cm or more between the seated. Then it will be convenient to them to stand up and sit down.
When looking for a definite model of a table for a small kitchen, hold to some rules offered by specialists in furnishing. For instance, a dining table of round shape looks perfectly in small zones. It is quite cozy, visually lightening the space. There are no sharp corners, isn’t it comfortable to sit around it in a good company?
Moreover, it makes the interior much homelike. A small round table will match any design style, from classic to hi-tech.
If you are picking between a rectangular and square-shaped items, note that specialists advise to give preference to the square one – it looks more compact.
A dark-colored article looks stylish, durable and solid. However, it will look too bulky in a tiny kitchen.
The greatest idea for a small kitchen is a dining table with a glass countertop. Look at the photo – even in combination with dark legs and basis, the glass table seems to be light and elegant. It is fine, if the countertop is made of transparent glossy material – it will add some shine to a small room.
Another excellent variant for a small kitchen is a transformer-table. They may be moved anywhere you like, and an effective surface could be enlarged with an additional panel, inserted into a special gap.
Thus, the round unit is transformed into an oval one and a square countertop may take a rectangular shape. There are models with the side panels sliding out from under the main countertop and then becoming fixed. The next point is when the edges of a countertop are folded on sides and if necessary – reclined. These tables are perfect for small kitchens.
It is desirable to choose an item with elegant legs, for instance, made of chrome-plated metal. Solid constructions will look inappropriate in a limited space.
The number of legs depends on its model. It is not necessary for a table to have just four legs. A round wooden unit with a carved leg in the middle or with an intricate wrought-iron base will fit well a classic interior.
If your kitchen is so tiny that it is hard to put there even the smallest dining table, just replace it with a small bar or a folding countertop. If you are ready to make a design experiment, you may find quite an intriguing decision – a retractable «table» and the same-like «stools», which resemble ordinary boxes when they are folded.
And what photo idea is the best, from your point of view?