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04-02-2011, 05:27 PM
We have finally cleared out the stuff from the dining area and I'm ready to buy a table. The floorplan is Summer and located here (http://www.theseasonsapts.com/). So, the space is 8.5feet by 8feet.
99% of the time there is just 2 of us eating, but I want room for 4.
I looked at two tables today. One is a 40" round and the other is a small square. Which do you think would look better in the space?
04-02-2011, 05:31 PM
I would probably go round,because it would be easier to get around and leave more space in the corners. However, if you only need two seats most of the time, you might consider putting the square one against the back or right side wall and keep three chairs around it, leaving perhaps a bit more room if you have a place to put the fourth chair when it isn't at the table.
04-02-2011, 05:52 PM
Right side wall is a closet with sliding doors. But I could put it against the back wall
04-02-2011, 06:08 PM
I would go with round.
04-02-2011, 06:15 PM
I was leaning toward round as well...only problem is that of course I like the other table better. I know I can keep looking but there isn't much in my price range.
04-02-2011, 07:39 PM
I wasn't sure what I was voting for :o:o
What I have or what I would want or ?
I have a Danish/scand. design type table that has the "leaf" inside of the leg/stem of the table. It turns into an odd oval when used.
It is DH's table from waaaaaaaaaaay before we married.
I have grown to love the table it seats 6 easily.
My DREAM is to have a big farmhouse long, rect. table.
We'll see what happens in the new house.
Makes sense to keep what we have :o
04-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Round. The space is square, and a square table would make it less visually intersting, IMO.
04-02-2011, 09:14 PM
I would definitely get a round one for this relatively small space; you can make a template out of cardboard or lay a blanket or something down to give you an idea of how much floor space the table itself will eat up, and then remember the chairs will jut out from the table footprint as well. With just about an 8x8 space I think the 40 inch round plus chairs will give you just enough room to walk around on all sides without making the room feel too crowded.
Not sure what style you're going for but you might want to check out consignment/antique/junktique shops in your area and also Craigslist for a better bargain than a furniture store.
04-03-2011, 06:22 AM
In the scenario you described I would also go with the round table.
But...if you don't like it why not look around more or go with the square if that is the one you love?
04-03-2011, 10:54 AM
The only reason I'd go with a round table is that, when necessary, you can squeeze another person at the table -- can't do that with square as easily. But, if you can put one side against the wall, and you NEVER have more than 4 people, I'd go with the one you like better!;)
Since everything else is squared off, a round table might look like a pimple in the arrangement!;) That's what a landscape designer told us when we wanted to put a round pool in the back yard! :rolleyes:
04-03-2011, 11:00 AM
My first thought was a round table. Given my extremely limited budget, I don't think I'll find one I love, more one I can live with ;) In the future, if I find one I like better, I can either put this one out on my patio or pass it to my sons who will be furnishing their own apartments in the near future.
I did look at some consignment stores...since I live in a upscale area, those are either too big or out of my price range, or both!
04-03-2011, 12:28 PM
After looking athe floorplan I think square would be fine. 2 of your walls are open - originally I thought round thinking the space was more closed in. Also with square you could push it against the outer wall if you wanted more walking space.
Have you tried Cost Plus - we got several relatively inexpensive but very nice tables there. You can often get coupons and they have great sales.
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