Vintage Formica Drop Leaf Kitchen Table - The kitchen of today is a place. It's a place for friends and family to gather and share great times over meal or a drink. While many families eschewed kitchen table sets in favor of a more formal dining room set, kitchen table sets are back in fashion and there is more choice than ever, thanks to new layouts from manufacturers.
Conventional kitchen table sets are still popular today, as are newer designs including bistro tables, pub style tables and built-in units that could use a little-used corner.
When choosing your table set, you need to consider a number of things. Is the space available? With today's kitchen layouts, many dwellings can accommodate a table just past the breakfast bar or island, outside the kitchen. This allows you lots of flexibility because you can tie the type of the table to the kitchen, or to the other furnishings in the open plan.
In contrast to dining room tables, kitchen table sets might be more casual, motivating you to use them on a daily basis instead of special occasions. Having said that, you need to make sure that the table you decide on isn't only large enough to handle your family plus a little elbow room but that it really is easy to scrub and maintain. For example, if you have a partner that is dirty or small children, go with something that hides the grime a bit more and you may choose to take glass top tables.