The best dining table for you will be one that works for your budget, is solidly constructed, fits in your space and has a style you’ll love for years. There are some core factors you should consider when choosing a good one.

First, be wary of giving into trends, a good table should last at least five to 10 years. Keep it simple and sturdy, so you don’t look at the table one day and go, what was I thinking.

Along with affordability and a timeless style, stability and construction are important to look for when inspecting tables at furniture stores. Think about how it feels to sit at one of those tables, whether it will be comfortable for long periods.

Beyond the basics, here are some additional boxes to check before opening your wallet.

The number one rule: Your dining table has to fit your dining area! But a dining table is a deceptively large piece of furniture, and you need to account for space around it, too.  Allow for approximately three feet of breathing room on all sides — and more space is always better.

To visualize how a bigger piece of furniture will look, take the time to block out the length and width on the floor (I like to use painter’s tape), and also the height of the table. I usually stand on my tape corners with a tape measure, then try to fill in that space with furniture of a similar size (like a couple of chairs), and take a step back to see how it’ll feel. It also helps to have a friend stand there with the tape measure while you have a look.

These are a couple of tips to help you along the way with purchasing your dining room furniture.  Visit us at our showroom and speak with one of our professionals to make your buying experience exceptional and effortless.

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