If you are the proud parent of children, you will need to consider those children as you go shopping for a new dining room table to complete your kitchen. While you want your new kitchen table to match the current décor of your dining room, you also don't want to worry about your toddler – or other children – causing damage only children are capable of causing to your new furniture. Fortunately, you can have a kitchen table that is safe, sturdy, childproof, and stylish.
Exploring Kitchen Tabletop Materials
When selecting a dining room table able to stand up against rough children, you have to consider the table's material. Stainless steel and tile-top kitchen tables are two great choices for a house with children as they are both durable and extremely easy to clean. Stainless steel is often the better choice of the two as it complements other stainless steel appliances as well as most modern kitchen designs.
Wood tables are also appealing in the kitchen as they come in a wide range of styles, are durable, and tend to go with almost anything. If you have younger children, go with a gently used wood table that already has some scratches and dings. This way, you are not going to be as upset when your toddler scratches your new wood kitchen table.
Considering the Shape of the Table
Once you've decided on a material – or a few materials – you would be comfortable with, you need to consider the shape of the table. Naturally, the shape of the room and how much dining room space you are working with will also be important. You need precise measurements of the tables you are considering to make sure they will fit in your dining room space with room to still walk around the dining room. Ideally, there should be at least 36 inches of space between the dining room table and any furniture or walls. You want it to be easy to pull out the chairs and sit down for dinner. Children may or may not be gentle about pulling out the chairs. The last thing you want is for your child to pull out the kitchen chair and slam it into the wall causing damage to both the chair and the wall.
If you have young children or children who are just learning to walk, you may also want to consider tables with rounded edges and avoid tables with sharp corners. This way, if your child falls into the table, he/she is not going to get injured by a sharp corner.
As you can see, having a nice kitchen table while keeping the table safe from your children and your children safe from the table is possible if you know what you are looking for. Contact a business, such as Furniture Classics, for more information.