Creating the Illusion of Space with a Round Kitchen Table

For people with limited space in their kitchen, finding an eating surface that will fit and still look good can be a challenge. While there are tables of all makes and sizes available, nothing can beat a plain, round kitchen table set when it comes to saving space.

One of the best kinds of table to purchase for a small room is one of many different styles of glass kitchen tables. Glass is an excellent material for kitchen furniture in small space because it can create the illusion of more space. For one, glass is transparent, which can fool the eyes into seeing a wide open space instead of a heavy, dark piece of wood furniture that can dominate a room. In addition to this, the surface of glass is highly reflective. If placed strategically in front of a window or under a bright light fixture, the surface can reflect light and shine it all over the room. The reflected light will brighten up even the darkest room, making it look bigger, warmer, and more inviting at the same time. These types of tables go well in any kind of design scheme, since the clarity of the surface makes glass a neutral hue in with any color palette. On top of this, home owners can choose to swap out the support pedestal for more utilitarian options like shelving units or drawers, which can do double duty, adding extra storage, while supporting the tabletop.

Choosing the material for a round kitchen table.

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Another good space saving option that can be built in or bought is an island kitchen table that is circular. These kinds of tables can be placed around a stove in the middle of the room, allowing diners to sit around the perimeter. The surface of the tabletop can also double as a work area for preparing food. Also, these units often have built in storage areas, making them very practical editions to any small space.

The best way to make a room look larger is to maximize the function of the pieces of furniture that are in the room. Each piece has to do double duty, serving multiple functions in order to save space. Therefore, choosing the right table for the kitchen is imperative.