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How To: Choose A Table Size

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Choosing the right size for a kitchen or dining room table depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the room, the number of people you want to seat, and how you plan to use the table. Here are some general guidelines to help you choose the right size

1. Measure the room: Measure the length and width of the room where the table will be placed. Ideally, there should be at least 3 feet of space around the table for people to move around comfortably.

2. Determine the number of seats: Consider how many people you want to seat at the table. A general rule of thumb is to allow 24 inches of table width per person. For example, a table that is 72 inches long (6 feet) can comfortably seat 6 people.

3. Think of table shape: The shape of the table can also affect how many people it can seat. A rectangular table typically seats more people than a round or square table of the same size.

4. Consider how the table will be used: Think about how you plan to use the table. If it will primarily be used for meals, you may want a larger table to accommodate dishes and serving platters. If it will be used for work or hobbies, a smaller table may be sufficient.

5. Consider other furniture: Consider other furniture in the room, such as chairs, cabinets, and side tables. Make sure there is enough space around the table to accommodate these items as well.

Ultimately, the right size for your kitchen or dining room table will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Taking the time to carefully consider your options and measure the space can help ensure that you choose a table that is functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.

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