The dimensions of the kitchen table (height, width, length) are the parameters that primarily concern the buyer when choosing this piece of furniture, which is necessary in every home. In the manufacture of manufacturers are guided by the average height of a person and the typical dimensions of the kitchen.
What is the standard kitchen table size
The height of the kitchen table should be equal to half the height of a person plus 5 cm. If your height is very different from the standard, try to choose a set that suits you, or order furniture that differs from the standard only in this parameter.
The state standard prescribes only the minimum dimensions for the seat. Therefore, furniture manufacturers indicate different sizes as standard.
As for the standard size of the kitchen table at which they dine, it depends on the number of seats. The height of such a piece of furniture will be slightly less than for cooking. At least 30 cm of depth and 50 cm of width are allocated per person. There should also be a free space in the center where they put fruit vases, salad bowls, plates and other utensils. Oval kitchen tables are measured by two parameters — length and width, and round ones are measured by one parameter — diameter, but the same standards apply to them.
The dinette should be placed so that it is convenient to move between the stove, refrigerator and sink, along the “working triangle” of the cook. If the kitchen is small, it is worth considering whether to arrange a dining area in another room. If you use the cooking surface as a dining area, it will be convenient to choose bar stools that are suitable in height. Ergonomics should not be neglected, the distance between the arms and the work surface is important for the health of the spine, the correct height is 15 cm from the bent elbow.
Manufacturers of kitchen furniture are guided by the standard dimensions of the kitchen and people of average height, so it is not always easy to choose furniture that fits your home in size. But many companies make custom-made furniture that meets all the requirements of the client.
Small table dimensions
The most compact will be a folding one, which is attached to the wall and lowers only during meals. An interesting option is a retractable countertop, built into the kitchen set and folded disguised as a drawer. For one person, this option is suitable.
For kitchen furniture designed for two people, the minimum diameter is 75–80 cm, for four people the diameter is 100–110 cm. A square table for four people has a minimum size of 90 by 90 cm.
It is not difficult to choose furniture for a spacious kitchen, in this case it is worth focusing more on the style of the interior and financial possibilities. It is much more difficult to find the right kitchen table for a small kitchen. For a family of one or two people, you can choose a corner model. A folding table-book when folded also takes up little space, but allows you to seat the guests who have come with comfort.
When determining the parameters of the furniture you need, it is important to consider the width of the aisles. It is convenient for a person of average height to eat, sitting at a distance of 30 cm from the edge. If the table is not leaning against the wall with one edge, you will have to leave a distance between it and the wall — at least 80 cm, and preferably 100 cm. Then the chairs will move freely, and people will be able to comfortably move around the kitchen. So that two people can disperse in the aisle, the optimal width is 110–120 cm.
Round or square?
A round piece of furniture has only one parameter — the diameter, unlike the width and depth of a rectangular standard piece, which table to choose depends not only on the size of the room, but also on other factors. For example, for families with small children, it is better to choose round and oval, without corners. In a narrow space, an adult can be injured by hitting a sharp corner. If the dining table is located near the aisle, you should prefer a round one to a square one. But a round or oval table has a smaller capacity.
For a small kitchen, a semicircular version is suitable, which is easy to put close to the wall and save space. For a small family that often receives guests, it may be more convenient to have a square folding table in the kitchen, and which one is better to choose can be decided based on the number of diners.
It is important that this piece of furniture does not stand out from the style of the kitchen, so which table to choose also depends on the design of the chairs in your home. For square products, chairs of any design are suitable, but the same and not too massive are more appropriate for a round table, it is desirable that they also have rounded corners.
We select a table for 4 — 6 people
For a small family, a square shape is optimal if it is not planned to accommodate more than 4 people and there is enough space to comfortably approach from any side. There are also four places at the classic rectangular table 120 by 80 cm, it is designed for 4 people, because in the middle it is also worth leaving room for vases and salad bowls, and in this case it should stand in the middle of the room.
And when the size of the table is 120 by 100 cm, 4 people can easily fit behind it. It will be cramped for them if it stands, touching the wall with its long side, 5 people will fit if it is longer, for example, 150 by 90 cm. Typical tables for 4–6 people are of this size. Will freely accommodate a family of 4 including guests. The round table, which is designed for 6 persons, has a diameter of 120–140 cm.
Features of transformer tables
The most common configurations are “books” and sliding tables. Like standard ones, they are square, rectangular, round and oval.
It is inconvenient to use a folding table-book when folded, sitting there is nowhere to put their legs. The “book” differs from the standard kitchen table in that the folding surfaces are fixed on both sides on the sides, so there is less free space under it.
In many small apartments, furniture is often used that can save space, for example, using it as a bedside table or shelf; this eliminates the inconvenience of a transformer table, the problem with interfering elements located on the sides.
The sliding table is designed more ergonomically — an insert that increases its area is located horizontally under the table top when not in use.
Dining surfaces of large sizes, even in a spacious room, are not very comfortable, transforming tables help save space.
There is also such an original option as a table-sofa — the central one of the back cushions drops, turning into a tabletop, or a folding board is fixed on the back of the back. The multifunctional ceramic bowl table is a convenient place to store something from its many compartments, just lift or slide the lid. Transformers are often equipped with wheels for ease of movement.
When choosing a tablecloth for a celebration, be sure to expand the transformer to its maximum capacity so as not to make a mistake with the length; a convenient transforming table that seems compact can surprise you with its size. It is suitable for feasts, and for cozy family evenings.