The kitchen is where family starts the day together, where friends sit down for a quick cup of tea and end up staying for hours. When it comes to choosing furniture for the kitchen, you will want to select pieces that will accommodate everything.
Which kitchen table should I choose?
The table is the center of any kitchen area. Think about your family's current and future needs when choosing the perfect kitchen table. When it comes to the size of your table, use the room itself as a guide. If you have a large kitchen, consider a long, rectangular table to fill the space. For a smaller area, try a round pedestal table that is designed to be compact, yet still allows for plenty of legroom. Additionally, you might also consider a table with built–in shelves, like our Shayne Kitchen Table, to add extra storage.
Which dining chairs should I choose?
Comfortable, durable seating is a must-have. Try mixing a group of chairs in different designs or finishes for a more eclectic look. Always be sure to check that your dining chairs are the correct height for your kitchen table. Most Pottery Barn dining chairs are around 30–40" high. Allow for at least 12" from the seat to the top of your table to ensure your guests are comfortable and content.
What should I do if I have limited counter space?
For kitchens with high counters, barstools are a quick and easy way to create the perfect spot for afternoon snacks, or a place to hold quick weekday dinners. If you have limited counter space, an island, hutch or rolling cart are great options for adding extra cooking room or workspace storage while allowing the kitchen to feel cozier.