Although in recent years new buildings have become more spacious, isolated small kitchens in typical houses are still common today. However, not everyone has the opportunity to put a dining table with chairs in another room, and not everyone wants. Therefore, a table in a small kitchen is still necessary, and convenient, roomy and does not occupy much space. Consider the options for solving the problem by the example of best ideas on tables and chairs for small kitchen in real-life design projects.
What is the Ideal Table Form for a Small Kitchen – Round or Rectangular?
Perhaps, this is the first question when choosing a table for a compact kitchen. It is obvious: the round table has no corners and it is possible locate more people at it. But rectangular one can be put close to the wall and save space.
When giving preference to this or that form of countertop, consider following 4 moments:
Location of the table.
If the table is not far from the passage, it is better to choose a round variant. Surely you have repeatedly stumbled upon the corner of a rectangular table. In a situation with a round tabletop, bruises can be avoided.
What to sit on
In this small kitchen a compact table is complemented by a chair and a banquet – an excellent option for the company. But if you plan regular family meals, we advise you to buy stackable stools.
In some situations, you need to plan your seats “in reserve”. This project was created by the designer for a woman who lives herself, so there is only one soft chair in the kitchen. Beautiful designer’s stools are provided for guests. You will probably agree, this scenario looks easier and more original than three large chairs.
Configuration of the kitchen set
Often the shape of the table depends on the design of the kitchen, as in these projects on the photos below. The concept of smooth lines and semicircles can be traced almost everywhere.
How to put a rectangular / square table
When the exact location of the round table is sorted out, consider options for a rectangular or square one.
In a small kitchen, as a rule, the table is located at the wall, and the chairs are on 3 its sides. But if you often meet guests select furniture that will allow you to change the scenario. So, the table and chairs can be folded.
Another option is a rectangular kitchen of 65 square feet. The comfortable scenario in this case is as follows: the table is located perpendicular to the window, the bench is over the entire width of the kitchen. By moving the table away from the window, you can comfortably place up to seven people.
Another example is a rectangular table along a narrow long kitchen. This arrangement is typical for the traditional design of the dining room, but no less practical for a small kitchen either.
The passage to the table is accessible from all sides, besides one can freely approach the window, which is very convenient: the window sill in a small kitchen is a functional item.
And this project presents we can see compact table without visible supports. Bearing parts are pair of metal channels, mounted in a wall and under the screed, and the table top is made of corian.
Folding Kitchen Tables for Small Kitchens
To stay in a small kitchen was with maximum comfort, the designers thought over several modifications of kitchen folding tables:
Folding compact table is the option, as in the train compartment, for one or two. Stools in this kitchen are not folding, but they occupy very little space – they can be stacked on top of each other.
Resourceful designers also found an application and for this useless niche by inventing an interesting dinette. In the open version it is a folding geometric table with creative chairs…
in the closed form – it is a neat table top, under which you can slide the chairs.
Ultrapractical and modern solution in terms of organizing a compact dining area came up in this kitchen. Definitely, this part of the room is a “zest” of design.
With a Hinged Support or a Bar Counter;
Bar table on castors is an option for those who have not decided on the location. Out of use, the rack can always be pushed to the wall. By the way, bar stools are also foldable.
In this kitchen project, a small counter is a continuation of the window sill. The main thing here is to find the chairs of the right height. The only option is the model on screws or with a smooth adjustment. Standard or traditional bar counters will not work: the first are too low, the second are too high.
A pull-out table from under the countertops is most often designed to order. However, this solution allows you to save a lot of space in a small kitchen.
If the sliding table does not fit tight against the wall, it can be supplemented with chairs and a banquet.
Compare the following two photos: on the first one, it seems, there is no table at all; on the second one you can see that it slides from under the countertop, harmoniously combining in style with two folding chairs.
“book” table – on the sides of the table top hang two surfaces, which can be raised if necessary;
table with a support is continuation of the working cabinet;
Folding fixed fixed on the wall.
Glass Transformer Table for a Small Kitchen
Such models are literally created for a modern interior in the styles of minimalism, high-tech, loft, art deco. The glass table extends for the entire length of the guide profile, so that the table top increases by half, and even twice. Disassembly and assembly of the structure is simple.
Folding glass tables:
- if compared with the royal designs, these tables are less durable;
- the table top does not withstand heavy loads and impacts;
- high prices. The cost is affected by the quality, reliability of the fittings and countertops.
And what furniture do you prefer for a dining area in a small kitchen? Share your experience in the comments!