Things to Consider When Buying a Dining Set
Your choice of furniture will be dependent upon many factors. For example, choosing a dining table may involve a little bit of planning to see if you can accommodate all of your family members in a 5 piece dining table and whether the space available in dining area of your kitchen can accommodate this size.
Do you need a 7 piece dining table set or a 5 piece will be just sufficient? The answer to this question depends upon the number of people in your family coupled with the likely number of guests you will be hosting dinner for. Space considerations also have to be accounted for before you finalize your requirement and go to choose the suitable set.
The size of your dining room may be a constraint while choosing a bigger size dining table. In case you do not have sufficient space, you may have to opt for a 5-seat table and seat the guests in batches for dinner. Alternatively you can set up a buffet at the table.
Take some time to look at your requirement of the dining table in detail. Sit down and work out how many people need to be accommodated, what should be the size of table and what kind of table you wish to have. All these specifications if finalized will make it easier for you to choose the right product and you will be satisfied with your buy.
One way of accommodating the best possible solution in available limited space would be to cut down on the peripherals and accessories like side table etc. These can be included only in case the space is available to store them and for people to move around.
If the space is not a constraint, then you have an opportunity to plan the entire setting and choose the kind of ambience that you will want for your dining room. Formal seating with neatly laid out table and chairs coupled with serving trolley and side tables with crockery showcase and cabinets can all be accommodated in the layout.
You can also plan the dining room layout on paper just like the interior designers do. Take a drawing of the dining room with measurements and note the dimensions of all furniture pieces that you would want to accommodate. Start placing pieces in appropriate place and see how the entire setting of the dining table, chairs, side tables, trolley, bar stools and other things fit.
Before you head out to make purchases, first prepare a final layout with all of the furniture pieces fitting as per your needs and ensure that the design suits your total requirement. This will help you identify all your requirements as well as give you the picture of how your final dining room setting will look like.
Ideal way of planning involves preparing layout design on paper and multiple layouts if need be and noting down the best one. The list of things to be bought can be derived from the finalized layout.
Dining room setting should always be clutter free and enough elbow space should be provided between seats for people to get into the chair and sit without disturbing the others. The pathways should also be wide enough for others to go around or serve.
Once your final list of requirement is ready, it is time to go shopping. Look around at all designs and choose the best one that suits your style, size and budget of course.