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3 Things to Consider When Buying a Dining Table

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Are you living on your own for the first time ever? Do you have a table in your dining room that you need to replace? No matter what reason you're shopping for dining tables, there are many things you will need to consider.

Here are three things to consider when buying a dining table.

1. Consider What Type of Dining Table You Need

If you need a dining table, there is a good chance you'll be using it to eat your meals. If you're married or you have a family, you'll need to ensure the dining table is the right kind so that everyone is comfortable during meals.

To help you find the dining table that best suits the needs of your household, here are some of the most common types of dining tables:

  • Single pedestal
  • Leg
  • Trestle
  • Expansion
  • Butterfly leaf
  • Drop leaf

If you are single or live with your significant other, a single pedestal table might suffice. These dining tables are usually round. If you have a large family or like to entertain guests, you may want to consider a table that you can make bigger for meals, such as an expansion table or a table that contains leaves.

2. Consider the Size and Shape of the Dining Table

Dining tables come in many different sizes and shapes. If you have a small space, you may want to consider a little table that is round in shape. A round table also works well for smaller rooms that are square-shaped. If your round table is too large, however, those sitting at the table will seem too far away from each other.

If you want to have a bigger dining room table, make sure that it doesn't fill the entire room. You'll need to have enough room to pull out chairs and for people to move comfortably about in the room. Besides size and shape, dining tables are also made with a variety of materials, such as wood, glass, granite, metal, and plastic.

3. Consider the Cost of a Brand New Dining Table

The cost of a dining table depends upon the size, style, and material from which it's made. On average, you can expect to pay around $1,118 for a dining table and chairs. If you can't afford this, you could buy just the table and get the chairs at a later time. However, dining table stores often have sales, which is a great time to buy a brand new dining table. One more option is to look for a used dining table.

Stop by a furniture store, such as Nick's Furniture, to find a dining table. 


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