Choosing a kitchen Table

Apr 30, 2021 | Blog

Over the course of the next few weeks, we want to share some ideas with you about kitchen tables.


The kitchen island has become very popular in the custom design kitchen, but before we get there, it is worthwhile looking at different styles of table, and how they can be used to benefit your specific needs.


Choosing a dining room table is all about shape, size and proportion. So, let’s have a look at what that means.


Unless you’re going totally custom, you’ll have four basic choices: rectangle, oval, round or square.


  • Rectangle: This is the traditional option. If you often host large numbers of visitors, look for a version that uses extension leaves for larger gatherings.  We would say that it is best to go for narrower, rather than wider, as it creates a more intimate feel.
  • Oval: This is a softer take on the rectangle, which can be a good way to provide contrast in linear designs.  The nice thing about the oval shape is that last-minute guests are easily accommodated without any sharp corners involved.
  • Square. These are more unique, although they’re increasingly popular.  Adding a leaf will turn it into a larger rectangle when you need it.
  • Round. Another popular option as kitchens have become more social is the round table
    That’s because round tables are the most intimate and make it easier for all of your guests to see/hear one another.  Look for a table that’s at least 48-inches in diameter if you want it to comfortably seat more than four.  You can also opt for a smaller version that has an extension leaf when you need it.


Common sense dictates that you match the table shape to the shape of the space where it will live.  If the space is longer than it is wide, use a rectangular or oval table. If the shape of the room or dining area is square, go for a square or circular table.


Next week we are going to look at Kitchen Islands vs Kitchen Tables.


If you have any questions or need help with a custom design, please get in touch.


Have a great weekend!


Clinton and Fiona