Finding the Perfect Dining Room Table and Chairs

by | Jun 27, 2018

Finding the Perfect Dining Room Table and Chairs


Dining room tables and chairs come in all different shapes, sizes, styles and prices. And you can be sure that the price and quality of the table are closely connected. The old saying, “You get what you pay for” holds a lot of truth, and not just when it comes to furniture.

Sure, you can go to any number of online stores like Amazon or, but most likely, you won’t get the quality dining room tables and chairs that will last for years to come. Honestly, you’ll be likely to get a few good years out of a set purchased from a place like these.

Likewise, you can go to a thrift store or even a yard sale and pick up a dining set with chairs, but how long will that used furniture hold up? There’s no way to tell …

Selecting the perfect dining room table and chairs isn’t something you should rush into. It’s an investment, and you wouldn’t rush into making an investment without taking the time to do your research, right?

You will be enjoying this furniture and connecting with your family and friends around this table, so you want to take your time and consider all your options to make sure that you make the best decision. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

Customized Dining Room Table and Chairs


Before You Shop

You may think that getting out and seeing what stores have in their showrooms is the first thing you should do, but it’s not. First, you should measure your space and consider what table shape would best suit it.

If you have a smaller space, then a round or square table would probably work best; if you have a bigger space, then consider an oval or rectangle shaped table.

Then consider size. Do you need 4, 6 or 8 chairs? Or, do you have a big family and need a table that can seat up to 14? This will help determine the length or size of the table too. And do you prefer a regular height table or a taller counter-height table for your space?

Next, take a moment to get in tune with your personal style. What is the style of the rest of your home? Modern or traditional? Contemporary or retro? Rustic or classic?

Then consider your color scheme. Do you need a pop of color to brighten your space? Or would you rather have something that complements your space? Do you want a two-toned piece or a traditionally stained one? Along with color, consider lighting as this will also affect your decisions.

Think about what materials you want your dining table and chairs to be manufactured from. Would you prefer a glass, metal or wood tabletop? What about under the table? Legs or a pedestal (and what will it be made of?)?

What about the chairs? Do you want cushioned chairs, stools or regular chairs? Will your chairs have arms? And what shape will the chair legs be (straight or turned)? What about a bench or two?


As you can see, there are many factors to consider before you shop!


Taking a look at magazines and considering what you’ve seen in friends’ homes is a great way to pre-shop. What do you like? What don’t you like? What can you see working for your family and your lifestyle? And what wouldn’t work at all?

Then, go to our website to check out all our options. You can filter our options by product type, brand or price. Start a list of dining room tables and chairs that you like and specifically list which features you like and why.


Here’s the part you’ve been looking forward to! Come on in to our store and check out the showroom. You’ll be able to sit in the chairs, feel the tables, see the finishes and gauge the sizes because you’ll be up close and personal with the furniture.

Ask questions and get answers from our friendly staff. Decide which dining room tables and chairs are at the top of your list, and narrow it down from there.

Dining Room Table and Chairs by Magnussen

If you still don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, consider custom designing your one-of-a-kind dining room table and chairs from one of our custom design lines: Winesburg or Urban Barnwood are Amish made, and Amisco and Canadel are made in Canada.

These companies put you in the driver’s seat and let you call all the shots for designing your perfect dining set, and the trained staff at Kitchen Tables & More will be happy to assist you in placing your custom order.

We try to keep everything on our showroom in stock, so that you can take the set home with you, or set up delivery which can typically be scheduled within a week or two. If you set up delivery, we will do everything for you! From bringing the set into your home, to setting it up right where you want it and removing all the packaging.


Enjoy Your Dining Room Table and Chairs!

Once your furniture is delivered, it’s time to enjoy it! So invite some guests over to enjoy it with you, or maybe keep it more intimate by celebrating with your spouse and kids. After all … this is just the beginning of many more times of connecting, playing board games and enjoying meals around this table … enjoy!

Contemporary Dining Room Table and Chairs

Choosing the right dining room table and chairs shouldn’t be overly complicated, nor should it break the bank. You should be able to readily choose the right style, size, color and shape for your space. And if you’re not sure what you want, you should have access to knowledgeable and competent specialists who can steer you in the right direction.

That’s our goal at Kitchen Tables & More, and that’s why we want you to shop our wide selection of kitchen and dining room tables and chairs. We are confident that we can help you choose just the right set for your needs, your style and your budget.

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