The table is one of the most common and most versatile furniture pieces and it’s only natural to come in a wide variety of shapes, styles and dimensions. There’s no single standard height but there are a few well-defined categories. Most dining tables, for example, are 28” to 30” tall. However, if you need a tall kitchen table, consider one that has the same height as the counter or even a bar table.
Counter-height tables are usually 36” tall and they’re suitable for informal eating areas, for spaces that don’t have a separate dining room. They’re also great as additional prep surfaces when the counter space is limited or when you occasionally need more than that.
Like with every other piece of furniture, there are a few things that need to be considered before purchasing a table, be it tall, small, round or however else you want it to be. For example, you should start by measuring the room as well as all the furniture that will be included in the room along with it.
It’s important to know exactly how big or how small the room is before even looking at the available design options. Also, take into consideration the number of people that will be seated at the table most of the time. Of course, since a tall kitchen table is multifunctional and can also be used as a prep surface or even as a bar, take these functions into consideration as well.
The shape of the table is as important as its height or overall size. Rectangular tables are the most common, being appreciated for their versatility and for the fact that they’re the best for large gatherings. Rectangular tables with narrow tops are ideal for long and narrow spaces and they can also fit in areas where no other traditional table would.
However, rectangular tables also take up the most space. This might be an inconvenient in the cases when the room is small, especially considering that kitchen usually include lots of storage, large counters and various other features.
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