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Denver Carpet Company: Dining Room or Kitchen Table

Dining rooms used to come standard in most American homes, but that’s not always the case today. Some families opt to dine only in the kitchen and, as a result, determine there’s no need to have a formal dining room that would only be used a handful of days each year. When in Denver-area homes installing carpet, our carpet company associates see families treat their dining spaces in many ways. Let’s take a look at some dining table options to help your family decide between a kitchen or dining room table.

Evaluate Your Lifestyle
Is your dining table the hub of family activity and used not only for eating, but for homework, paying bills and family game night? Do you regularly host dinner parties for several couples? These and other lifestyle questions are important to consider when deciding between a kitchen or dining table. You want a situation that works with the specific needs of your family.

Examine Your Space
The shape and size of the room help determine the shape and size of table that can work in your space. Experts generally recommend a distance of 36 inches from the edge of the table to each wall or piece of furniture to allow guests to comfortably move their chairs in and out. If space is tight, a table with leaves that you can add or remove as necessary to accommodate your guests is the most flexible option.

A rectangular-shaped dining table is the most popular, but a square table is fun and works best in a square room. Round tables are great for a more intimate space and are usually preferred by those that opt out of a formal dining room. Once you have decided on your table, select comfortable chairs that complement your style. To ensure the most comfort, there should be 10 to 12 inches between the top of the chair to the top of the table whether you choose an upholstered, metal or wooden seat.

How to Use This Information
As the centerpiece of any dining area, the dining table you put in your kitchen or dining room sets the tone and style of the space. Sloane’s Carpet Secret carpet company can help you select carpet that gives your room—and dining table choice—a foundation that portrays your style. Please give us a call at 303-300-9555 or contact us online so we can help you complete your project.

Tell us why you have maintained or eliminated a formal dining room.