Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kitchen Tables for Back to School

3 Ways to Tell if You Have the Right Table for Back to School

It’s that time again - back to school - and that means back to the kitchen table for homework! In most homes around the world, kitchen tables are the hub of activity. It’s where we break bread, make memories and help our kids with their homework. But, is it a comfortable place to gather? Does your kitchen table suit your needs?

Right Size

First off, do you have plenty of room for everyone to spread out with their books, folders and papers? It’s important to measure your dining room or kitchen space to determine what size table is right for you. Perhaps you have room to grow. Have you considered other shapes of kitchen tables? We carry round, oval, square, rectangle and boat shaped table tops. Our design gallery provides custom options with endless combinations of tops, table bases and seating options. For example, a pedestal table will allow for more chairs around your table. 

kitchen table self-storing leaf butterfly leafThis gorgeous wood butterfly leaf table with self-storing leaves can expand up to 132"!! Our store carries a wide selection of dining and kitchen tables that can easily change their size to fit your needs as well as your budget.



Comfort could be a big factor in productive homework time. Are your chairs comfortable? If they usually hit you in the wrong spot on your back, you may want to explore other chair designs. You can choose a wood, metal or upholstered chair. Canadel Furniture has a huge selection of chairs in shapes and sizes to maximize your comfort. Terrified of upholstery with kids? Fear not! Canadel also offers Sunbrella fabric to cover your chairs. It’s strong enough to withstand your messiest guest and keep looking great! Height is another option to consider with kitchen tables. If you’re always banging your knees on your table apron, a counter height table or pub set may be a better fit for you. If your kids are younger, a traditional 30” table is a great height to suit their needs.  


Finally, does your kitchen table suit your lifestyle? Is it too formal for your needs? Do you get worried when someone drags a plate across it or leaves a glass sitting too long? Today’s styles of kitchen tables include various textures for your tabletop, from wire brushed to metal or natural stone. A distressed table could be the right style for you. Several of our manufacturers offer various levels of distressing, which makes for a unique and custom look. It can help you enjoy worry-free meals and homework time around your kitchen table without obsessing over a perfect finish. Most of all, a distressed table can hide those little scratches and marks that are certain to happen. I’ll discuss how to protect whichever table you may choose in the next blog, as well as a fun DIY project.

Wishing you comfort and joy in your home!


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