Here are some ideas to maximise your meal zone when space is scarce.
1. Cater to your lifestyle
If entertaining isn’t a big priority there’s no point trying to squeeze in a dining setting for 10. If you’re more likely to meet friends at a restaurant, a compact setting at home for family members is enough to suit your needs. Storing some extra chairs elsewhere keeps you flexible for when guests pop by.
2. Choose the right size table for your space
If your table is too big it will draw attention to the lack of space. Ensure there’s enough room around the table to give the illusion of spaciousness – one metre in each direction is ideal.
3. Create a virtual room
4. Square pegs and round holes
The shape of your table is an important consideration. Square tables can be space wasters and round tables often look best in a square room. Narrow rectangle tables with length can fit the most people into a limited space, and are great for food sharing and intimate conversations.
6. Choose compact chairs
Upholstered chairs with high backs are by far the most comfortable option but they occupy a lot of space – both visually and literally. If space is a factor, consider compact chairs with low backs to create more room. Stools are another tidy option as they can disappear out of view.
The dining area can become a versatile part of a home, doubling as extra bench space, somewhere for the kids to do their homework and, most importantly, a place for family and friends to bond while sharing a meal. Choosing a table that’s right for your home will serve you well for many years to come.
This article was sourced from www.realestate.com.au