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Create the perfect dining room with a dining table to fit your whole family. No matter if your style is formal, casual, rustic or modern, The Dining Room Table Store by Home Gallery Stores is sure to have a dining room table you will love. When choosing the right table for your dining room, you need to consider placement,...
size, style, and use. Measuring and mapping out where your dining room table beforehand is going to be extremely helpful when you begin to narrow down options in the selection process. Is your style more formal or casual? Is your dining room an open-concept design or a separate room in the house? Will you be using your dining room everyday or is it only for special occasions? One of the biggest deciding factors we have found from talking with customers is whether or not you have children. Be leery of rectangular or square tables with sharp corners; instead a round table might be better off. Also, glass dining table tops tend to show fingerprints all the time and require more frequent cleaning.
The next big deciding factor is how many people will typically be using the dining room table on a frequent basis. A good option for people who only need extra room for visitors and special occasions is to get a dining table with a leaf. There are several types of leafs - a butterfly leaf, drop leaf, removable leaf and self-storing leafs.
A butterfly leaf is a hinged leaf that is kept stored in the table and when stored, folded in half to resemble a resting butterfly. To reveal the leaf, you must pull open the table top and a gap will open to where the leaf is stored. Then the leaf can be opened at the center hinge to create the extra space that you need. The length of your table will vary but a typical butterfly leaf is 18 inches wide.
A table with a drop leaf is a good option for people who frequently use need the extra space but do not want the hassle of having to assemble and un-assemble their table. A drop leaf table has a hinge on the side, so that the leaf can easily be propped up when needed or hang down when you need the extra space.
The most common type of leaf is a removable leaf; while it may be a little more inconvenient for those who are lacking storage space, it is a great option for those who need to be able to sit many additional people. A table with a removable leaf requires you to physically lift the table (not just table top like a butterfly leaf) to expand and create the gap where the leaf must be inserted. Depending on the brand, some dining tables can include multiple removable leafs of different sizes.
Dining room tables with a self-storing leaf are a good option for those who particularly need space in their dining room when the table is not in use. A self-storing leaf is very easy to use; simply pull the leaf out from the side of the table. Depending on the table, there can be up to four leafs, one for each side, making it a great option if you typically just need a small table but like having the extra room.
The Dining Room Table Store by Home Gallery Stores has round, rectangular, square and oval tables with the option of including a leaf or not in the exact style you want for your home.