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The Perfect Kitchen Table

An open plan kitchen with wooden table. Shown with Vignette Modern Roman Shades, available at Rhododendron Furniture & Design in Vienna, WV

Make your kitchen a popular meeting place.
Selecting the right kitchen table will make it the anchor for one of your most-used rooms. Consider a table that will meet all your needs, from homework projects to family meals, and from a food preparation work surface to a casual spot to drink tea or coffee with friends.

Just like the design of your entire kitchen plan, kitchen tables are available in many colors, sizes, shapes and styles. The perfect table for you will be different than the ideal table for other people.

Think about how many people you want to sit comfortably at the table and how you want them to feel when they spend time in your kitchen.

Consider your needs and wants.
Also think about how you want your kitchen table to function. You may want a table that you can move, even one with locking wheels, so you can keep it in the center of the space most of the time, but have flexibility to move it against the wall to serve buffet food or drinks. 

Then consider your style preference – modern or traditional, neutral or full of color, sleek or country. Some people prefer a retro look, with vintage chrome or laminate. Others like the feeling of a sidewalk café with a French bistro table with metal chairs. Still others cozy up to a traditional distressed oak table with wood chairs.

Low-maintenance surfaces work best.
A kitchen table with easy to clean surface. Shown with Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds; available at Rhododendron Furniture & Design in Vienna

When selecting the perfect kitchen table, also think about maintenance. A durable, low-maintenance surface will probably be high on your priority list, so your kitchen table can accommodate all your needs.

Many surfaces are easy to clean and maintain, including butcher block, tile, marble, glass, laminate and some antique woods because they’re already distressed!

Add a new table to the mix, and make your kitchen a popular meeting place for family and friends.


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For more ideas and help with your next design project, contact us here at Rhododendron Furniture & Design.

August 2018

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