Counter Height Dining Sets | Pub Tables and Sets | Gathering Tables and Sets
Choosing A Counter Height Dining Set
Sales of counter-height and bar-height dining sets have seen a tremendous upswing in the last few years. They are differentiated from more traditional dining room sets mainly because both the table and the chairs are taller. Counter-height dining sets are usually 36 inches tall while bar-height dining sets are a little taller, at about 42 inches high. Seats are taller too, though they must maintain the same amount of space between the tabletop and the sitter (usually about 1 foot).
Counter-Height Dining Sets Provide a More Relaxed Atmosphere
The differences between a counter-height dining set and other dining room furniture show in the atmosphere they help create. Most tables in this design are either square or circular. There is no "head" of the table. Instead, everyone sitting is an equal, and the emphasis on a pub or winery atmosphere helps further stress a low-key tone. This is the case even with more high-end sets, which suggest Parisian cafes or elegant patio conversations.
This style of furniture makes a great center for social activity too, providing a place for board games, card games and other kinds of tabletop fun. While this style makes a good formal dining room set in households with an emphasis on the casual, it can also work well in a game room or near an entertainment center, providing a place to eat snacks or share a drink in front of the big game. HomeFurnitureMart.com sells elegant and durable counter-height dining sets in a variety of styles to match your particular needs.