Bathroom & Kitchen Guide

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Kitchen Table Styles

Kitchen tables come in all sorts of shapes and sizes - it's a matter of narrowing down your options, rather than searching in vain for something decent. Each type of kitchen table has its own set of advantages and of course you should choose a table to suit your particular space. In this guide we'll cover some of the types of kitchen tables you can consider.

Bistro-Style Table

These are round tables that give your kitchen a European flavour. The bistro-style kitchen table will give your kitchen an informal flavour and is a great place for the family to sit together over breakfast. They come in a variety of materials, although a glass top and metal legs is the most common.  It's a little like having your own café in the kitchen.

Country-Style Table

A big, timber table with plenty of patina and character can make a kitchen come alive. This is the sort of table that you can hang onto for years, and which just gets better with age. A variety of timbers will suit the country style, including oak and pine, and the wide variety of materials used means that country-style kitchen tables are available for all budgets. Try coupling it with a nice Provencal-style tablecloth , some flowers and a rustic chandelier for a complete look.

Breakfast Bar

Running a bar-style table along your workspace is an efficient way to create an informal eating area. These are usually couple with tall stools that the family can sit on while they eat breakfast or a quick dinner. It's great for parents - the kids can sit nearby and chew the fat while you get on with the household tasks at hand. Or vice versa! Breakfast bars work particularly well along kitchen islands.

Breakfast nook

If you've got some extra space off to one side of the kitchen, a breakfast nook can be a cosy and efficient way to create an informal eating area. It's a particularly good idea if you can situate it next to a window overlooking your yard, that catches either the morning or afternoon sun.  The style of your breakfast nook can be modified to suit your kitchen.

Granite Tables

These are great for rustic Italian-style kitchens. They're not cheap, but they're attractive and durable. They act in a similar fashion to your bistro-style tables, except that they add a more formal touch to your kitchen.

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