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Dining Table Buying Guide
The first step to buying a dining table is calculating how many people will be sitting around it. Besides day-to-day use, you should factor in holidays and other big gatherings involving more guests than usual. For smaller families and singles, casual dining room furniture may be appropriate. Something that can fit comfortably in a combined kitchen/dining room area without cramping the space is a good choice. Larger families and those who do a lot of entertaining should consider a larger set, provided that the proper amount of room exists in the area intended for it.
The shape of the dining table factors into this as well. A square or circular table has no head, which is great for relaxed meals while people with more formal dining occasions on their schedule may prefer a rectangular table to maintain the proper aesthetic. For those who switch back and forth between casual meals and more formal occasions, an extendable table may be ideal. It can remain small and cozy for day-to-day use, but expand to accommodate more guests when the occasion calls for it.
Dining Tables Should Be Built to Last
Above all, a dining table needs to be built out of solid materials, which provide the longevity to keep it in use for decades. Well-crafted wood and shatter-resistant glass can be maintained with just a little effort and will stand up to the invariable nicks and scratches that come with daily use. HomeFurnitureMart.com specializes in high-quality furniture and can tailor dining room sets to match existing chairs, china cabinets or other items you may already own.