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Dinette Sets Shopping Guide

Furnishing with a dinette set is a good way to bring functional style into your kitchen or small dining rooms. It makes excellent use of limited space and is available in various designs, finishes, and styles. With such a wide range of choices, you won't have a problem finding a set that matches your taste in fine furniture.

Before we go on to sharing a few tips that will make your dinette set shopping easier and more enjoyable, let's define what a dinette set is and how it is different from other table and chair combinations.

A dinette set is a small table that comes with matching chairs. Unlike other dining room furniture sets, it is small enough to be accommodated in the kitchen or in small dining rooms. This is an ideal choice for those who are furnishing a limited space or those who would rather eat in the kitchen rather than use the dining room on an everyday basis. You can choose from as small as a two-seater option to larger pieces that can fit more people.

Now that you know the difference between the dinette set and other dining room sets, read on to learn a few tips that will help you in choosing the best dinette set for your space.

Determine the size of the space you intend for the dinette set to occupy - Take accurate measurements so that you won't end up with a set that fits badly. Take into consideration the space the chairs will occupy. Don't make the mistake of measuring the table space and forgetting that you also need room to pull out the chairs in. There should also be space between the chairs and the wall or the nearest furniture piece.

Choose the shape of the table - You can choose from a round or rectangular table, depending on your needs and preference. A round table would ensure that you have enough elbow room. However, if you need to maximize space and require more seats, a rectangular table may be the better choice. There are also tables with drop-leaf options for those times when you have guests or family coming to dinner. You can just pull the drop leaf up when you need it and fold it down when not in use.

Pick out a set that matches your kitchen style - There's a multitude of styles available so you won't experience much of a difficulty finding a set that matches your other furniture pieces. Although there are versatile designs available, make sure that you properly match your choice according to the material it is made of. If most of your kitchen furniture is made of wood, a metal and glass dinette set would look a little out of place. Similarly, if you have a modern theme with chrome and plastic pieces, a wooden set would be jarringly out of place.

Select a set that matches the height of your kitchen counters - This will make your kitchen space look more organized. If you need more space, you can put the table against the counter and arrange more chairs so that you can accommodate more people. Although a certain number of chairs come with the set, you always have the option of adding more chairs to your order so that you will be able to maximize the use of your table according to your preference.

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