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Which table to choose for a small kitchen

Over the past twenty years, new buildings have become noticeably more spacious, but this has hardly affected the dining area (unfortunately). Small, isolated kitchens in our homes are still not uncommon. Putting a large dining table in other rooms is still unusual. So it turns out that the table in the kitchen is still needed: roomy, comfortable and not occupying half its area. We deal with a table for the kitchen on the example of Russian and foreign projects.
Contemporary classic Kitchen by Natalya Shirokorad
Natalya Shirokorad
Round or rectangular – which kitchen table to choose?
It is with this question that the search for a table for a small kitchen begins. It is obvious to everyone: a rectangular table can be placed close to the wall and win a place. But the round has no corners and you can sit closer. But if you figure it out, then you can push the round table to the wall. And make room for the rectangular.

When choosing a countertop shape for a small kitchen, consider three points:

1. Is the table in the aisle
Compare this photo and the frame below: in a situation where the driving route passes by the table, the round option is preferable – there will be no bruises.

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Contemporary Classic Kitchen by Best & Company
Best & company
By the way: Why doesn’t this kitchen corner look bulky? It’s all about the legs – both at the table and at the kitchen corner they are elegant, tall. Imagine in place of these supports the usual massive base (this is usually at the corners with a storage box under the seat). It will seem more than it really is.

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Contemporary Kitchen by Polina Anikeeva
Polina Anikeeva
2. How many legs are on the table
There are models with a square worktop on a single central support. And there are round on four legs. Compare the option in this photo and the next frame – it seems that both tables are round, only in the first case you can sit a maximum of four.
Retro Dining Room by Inna Zoltmann | Design and Decoration
Inna Zoltmann | Design and Decoration
And in this kitchen, according to the designer Inna Zoltmann (who made this apartment for her own children), as many as six sit down.

3. What will you sit on?
Once again, we carefully look at the project with a photo: in this small kitchen paired with a compact table, not only a chair, but also a spacious banquet rests. For tea parties a large company is quite a suitable option. If it is important to have lunch regularly (without holding a plate on the weight, in hands) – we advise you to take stackable stools instead of any chairs and banquets.
Modern Kitchen by Architectural Studio “BAZHENOV Art-studio”
Architectural Studio “BAZHENOV Art-studio”
4. What is the configuration of the kitchen set?
Sometimes the design of the kitchen dictates the shape of the table – as in the project in the photo, realized as part of the television show. The kitchen area is 9 square meters, and in one of the corners is a ledge, which was impossible to get rid of. To mask the ledge, the project designer proposed to round off the kitchen, and instead of the table set a round island with an oven in the base.

lines, and the kitchen is even smaller, only 6 sq.m. Designer Ivan Pozdnyakov chose not just a round table, but a rounded countertop for a corner headset. Just that option, when the table is at an impasse, but in the kitchen so crowded that whatever you put it – it will still be in the aisle.
Modern Kitchen by Nata Khatisashvili | N-home
Nata Khatisashvili | N-home
How to put a rectangular table: along or across?
With the arrangement of the round table everything is clear, with square and rectangular – options are possible. In a small kitchen, a table is usually set against the wall, chairs on three sides of it. But if you plan to at least occasionally receive guests, it is better to take furniture that allows you to change the scenario. For example, in this project not only chairs, but also folding tables.
Modern Kitchen by Nadia Carmine
Nadia Carmine
Another example is a rectangular kitchen with an area of ​​6 sq.m. A wooden table stands perpendicular to the window, and the bench is noticeably wider than the countertop – it is generally the entire width of this small kitchen. So the table can be moved away from the window and seat up to seven guests.
Maritime Cuisine by Totaste.studio | Victor Stefan
Totaste.studio | Victor Stefan
Another option is a rectangular table along a long and narrow kitchen. This arrangement refers to the traditional design of the dining room, when the table can be approached from all sides. In addition, the table does not block access to the window: it is no secret that window sills are usually actively used in a small kitchen.

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