By Darcey Muirgel. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:36:26 AM.
Functional Considerations. The way you use this furniture will determine what you need. For example if you like to have large family gatherings but your immediate family is small you will need to have a table that will expand with extra leaves to accommodate guests. An additional option could be a circular drop-leaf table that expands out for more people and folds down for smaller groups. If you like the intimacy of a round surface for small gatherings around a meal choose a circular design.
Consider Your Needs. Ask yourself what do you need in furniture for the dining area? The need determines the size and function of the furniture you'll get. A wine cabinet for example could be purchased by because one needs a large storage for wines in the house. The size of table you'll get is determined by the number of people who would use it. Big families would need a larger table to accommodate many people while smaller ones and maybe bachelors would need smaller ones. Function is also a consideration. Bachelors and smaller families may consider getting a dining table that have foldable extensions that may be put away if not in use just in case there might be surprise visitors.
Second-Hand. If buying new dining room sets does not appeal to your taste there are many wonderful options available in the classifieds or at vintage stores. A bruised and battered table and chair collection can be revived with some sandpaper and a few coats of lacquer. Or if you prefer the more rustic look you can leave the scratches and nicks on the piece.