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How to Pick the Right Dining Room Table

Selecting the right furniture is an important task because you want to be able to enjoy your new piece for many years to come! So when you’re picking out your new dining room table at Gates Home Furnishings in Grants Pass, consider these five things to help pick the perfect one.

The Five S’s

1. Style

Consider what you’ll be using it for. Choose one with an extendable leaf if you often host larger gatherings, but your immediate family is small. If your children use it for art projects and homework, try selecting a more casual style with a durable and easy to clean top.

2. Size

It’s important to consider the size and scale of the room in order to choose the right table for your space. The rule of thumb for the general size of a table is the number of people in your family plus two, and you can plan on about 24” of table length for each place setting. You also want to plan on at least 3 feet of distance between your table and a wall so guests have room to walk between the two.

3. Shape

A round table easily lends itself to conversation because all guests can see one another. However, rectangular tables are the classic shape for a reason—they fit a good number of people and are well shaped to the typical rectangular rooms. Square tables can work well for smaller gatherings and are often used in breakfast nooks or informal kitchenettes. Counter height tables are perfect for these rooms as well.

4. Seating

Consider whether the chairs allow for enough space in between guests. A dining room bench is a helpful addition when you’re short on space. We recommend finding a complete set that includes the chairs and benches you want to match your dining table look for upholstered chairs or barstools for a different look!

5. Surface/material

Ask our associates about solid wood, reclaimed wood, glass, laminate, stone, and more. They can help you select the best surface to meet the needs of your family as well as your style. You can also select the finish or color to flow with the rest of your home!

Consider the five S’s when shopping for a dining room table, or visit Gates Home Furnishings in Grants Pass to order a custom dining room set to meet your specifications! We can help you create a masterpiece that you’ll love for many years to come, and the process is fast, easy and affordable! Visit today to get started!

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