Folding kitchen table
The kitchen table is an indispensable piece of furniture for any kitchen, and no matter what form it is, it is much more important to choose a functional model - a folding type. In the conditions of a small kitchen, an apartment, a folding dining piece of furniture and an interior will become a real boon: it can be assembled or laid out during lunch or a noisy feast, assembled, if necessary, and organizing more space.
Dining folding models differ in their dimensions and shapes, folding method and additional functionality, but one thing unites them - the presence of indisputable advantages.
The smallest folding table seats from two to four people, that is, it is quite useful for a standard small family and their small dwelling.
In a disassembled form, a compact piece of kitchen furniture is transformed into something more capable of placing guests around itself — relatives and friends.
Folding furniture can be a very compact part of the kitchen-dining room or located on a wide space of the kitchen area, having the additional function of expansion.
By the way, folding type of dining furniture will be appropriate for every family and every apartment or house, as it can accommodate a larger number of guests.
Not folding type of furniture makes it impossible for guests to extend the dining table, a compact and small-sized item will help in solving the problem of gathering guests at one large table.
Small round and triangular tables look appropriate in the interior even of a spacious kitchen, if only a couple of people live in an apartment or house, and they do not need a huge dining space.
There are original design solutions for kitchen furniture - small oval or larger round kitchen and rectangular or square for less wide space.
The functionality of small-sized kitchen furniture is not limited to using it only in the dining area; the table is easy to place in the living room for the arrival of guests.
It is amazing how solid in its design small tables for lunch.
In addition to the table top and legs, functional and well-thought-out pieces of furniture can have internal drawers and shelves for storing kitchen utensils and household tools.
You can make a folding table for the kitchen with your own hands from the window sill and improvised means, which we will discuss in one of the sections of this article: we assemble a unique table at home.
We are determined with the form
The shape of the folding piece of furniture is determined depending on the layout of the kitchen, its size, calculated in square meters.
The oval shape of the table will be appropriate for a spacious kitchen, because it allows you to place around you an unlimited number of guests, conditionally. The size of the piece of furniture itself determines the number of people sitting, for example, 4-6-8 people can fit behind a standard model of an average size of 80x120 cm.
A large oval kitchen table will be a real find for the “heart” of any home, as it will allow inviting countless guests and easily accommodating them. The oval shape of the kitchen piece has unique advantages:
- The absence of sharp corners and, as a consequence, the presence of security, appropriate for a house or apartment with children.
- Behind an oval table-top and its basis for a kitchen can accommodate more people than a square or rectangular table.
- Oval as a form is ideal for completing a classic kitchen interior, and in the conditions of a modern interior (minimalism, high-tech) it may seem out of place in design.
Semi-oval large piece of furniture we assign to the variety of oval designs for the kitchen; This model has one right angle for its attachment to the wall of the room, the opposite part of it is rounded. Semi-oval models can have full-fledged legs (4 pieces) or only 2 for the possibility of attaching the “straight” side to a wall or window sill.
A square piece of furniture will be appropriate in a small kitchen, which is important to maintain permeability and create a dining area. It is better to install the square element against the wall and move it away if necessary - gathering guests.
An unusual solution would be a triangular table in kitchen space; it will require a spacious room or its own small size. Triangular furniture will be appropriate to use not only in the kitchen, but also in the living room or bedroom. It is advisable to choose narrow models of kitchen furniture with a small elongated kitchen of a narrow plan. The console can also act as a countertop in the dining area and give the interior originality.
Understanding the size
The size of the kitchen product is the most important measure when choosing furniture; it is necessary to take into account the fact that the table does not interfere with the free movement around the room and be comfortable for eating and placing necessary items on it.
According to the rule of size selection, for one family member, or living in a house, 60x40 cm of table space is required (width and depth), 20 cm should be additionally taken into account for arranging additional devices and products (spices, decorative vases, oils, napkins) on the surface . For example, for one resident there will be a sufficiently square or rectangular piece of furniture of size 60x60, 50x70, 70x70 cm, 570x500 mm with possibility of decomposition for guests, for a family of 2 people a table with dimensions of 60x90, 60x80, 70x100, 70x90, 80x80 cm and built-in will suit folding mechanism.
The standard parameters of a rectangular dining table are the following dimensions: a width of 80 cm and a length of up to 100-120 cm. The width of the sliding table plays an important role and is selected depending on the square of the kitchen itself; the wider the table, the more space it will take and the more it will fit the dishes.
The size of a standard rectangular piece of furniture for 4 persons increases by 60-80 cm, or allows you to accommodate 2-4 people more. In general, a rectangular model is considered the most compact and at the same time capacious, it is well suited for any kitchen interior from classic to modern: a model with conditional parameters 150x90 cm + 2 places will suit a family of 4 people due to disassembly of the structure; at the table 200x100 cm, 6-8 people can fit, 260x110 cm - up to 10 people, 320x110 - up to 12 people.
When choosing the dimensions of the furniture, it is important to take into account the square of the room and to avoid blocking the free space - the passage between the table and the kitchen set should not be less than one meter. In a small kitchen, the ideal choice would be model books or glass types with a small area of magnification.
Choosing a material
The choice of the basic material comes down to the kitchen interior: for the classic format, wooden furniture models are selected for a meal with a possible combination of tiles, glass tables are well suited for minimal space.
Solid wood as a base (frame), legs and tabletop - a decent option, practical, modern, functional, expensive. Solid oak or beech in the composition of the furniture makes the interior of the room richer and richer, and used in the production of materials are safe for health; However, quality wood today is expensive, and not every family can afford to buy such a product.
An alternative would be to buy furniture from MDF or chipboard, quite durable and inexpensive material. It is important that the base is stable and strong, created from high-quality pressed wood or natural wood - from pine or beech. When choosing between the two materials, it is better to give preference to MDF due to its resistance to temperature and humidity variations.
The glass at the base of the dining piece of furniture looks spectacular; Modern models are made of tempered glass, durable and safe for everyday use.
Combined table models allow to diversify the interior of the kitchen. Particularly popular are massive wooden models with a tabletop made from natural or artificial stone; Such a table looks luxurious and expensive, brings special charm to the kitchen design. Leatherette in the composition of the headset for the dining room (table + chairs) will be a practical solution, appropriate for a large family or a frequent gathering of guests. Leatherette resistant to mechanical stress and durable, but has the ability to change its temperature and become cold when the windows are open.
The opening mechanisms of the table differ depending on the type of material used to create the furniture, and each of them can be described as extendable.
Glass models often have additional elements on the sides that extend and increase the table in length. Glass is a capricious and complex material, so the only way to expand the space of a “fragile” table was a side sliding system.
Round wooden models increase in size according to another principle: an additional plate is hidden in the middle of the furniture, during the analysis of which the table acquires an oval shape. By the way, the oval tables are dealt with according to the same principle: the sides of the table stretch in opposite directions, opening up additional space and freeing up the hidden wooden element.
The rectangular table-book simply unfolds like a real book: turn the tabletop to the side and open it. Folding tables with a drawer in the middle, as a rule, open like a book - swivel, expanding a corner of furniture and freeing an additional plate - a hidden tabletop.
Square and rectangular wooden tables are the most functional among the rest, since they tend to increase their area up to 2.5 times.
The pattern of disassembly of a model of a table is attached to the furniture, which will allow "not to break" their heads over the disassembly and assembly of kitchen furniture.
A very functional and original part of the interior of the kitchen or living room will be the model-transformers, which in their original form represent a mini-table, or a compact version. The low cabinet is transformed into a full high-end dining table thanks to a set of simple movements indicated on the scheme attached to the furniture.
The “corner” table has a “book” opening mechanism and additional seats in the set. Such a design will be appropriate for a large family, we recall that the table-book has two small table tops, one on another, and in the case of opening the table they are placed parallel to each other.
Table in the interior
The glass model in the conditions of a modern or romantic interior of the “spring” format looks especially attractive with additional decor: live or high-quality artificial flowers, unusual chandeliers or lamps, paintings or posters framed on the walls.
The round shape gives weightlessness to the glass tabletop and brings romance into the created interior of the room, so the transparent design looks so appropriate in a small elongated kitchen.
A rectangular table made of transparent glass is suitable for creating a simple dining room within the spacious kitchen.
Not folding tabletop looks more succinctly, but loses its functionality.
Glass furniture looks good in a large kitchen space and gives the room an even larger area, it is appropriate to use a folding table in a small kitchen.
The white color of the product in the interior looks particularly stylish and modern, and depending on the shape and design of furniture, you can create amazing interiors. A round white model on one leg will complement the kitchen in the style of "Provence" or any other romantic or "rustic" direction.
You can create a completely bright space with the rest of the white furniture (kitchen set, chairs, chest of drawers) and diversify it with bright accents - motley curtains, decorations from fresh flowers or a dark finish - the floor.
White rectangular table made of wood is incredibly roomy, regardless of its size - the light-colored furniture looks more and allows you to visually expand the space, so it is appropriate to use a white table in a small room.
Light furniture of rectangular or square shape will accentuate the geometry of the space, so you should arrange the table strictly parallel to one of the walls.
Compact square-shaped table is better to install closer to the wall to free up space and create a cozy area for eating. The gloss in the composition of the white model makes the interior expensive and makes it stylish by default, but caring for a capricious surface becomes difficult and demanding.
The white type of tile work will be appropriate in a classic kitchen, where natural and heavy base materials prevail: a kitchen unit and a dining table. The sizes of the models differ, but each of them looks organically in the interior; In addition, the tile can have an intricate pattern and give the room a special atmosphere. The Milan model with a ceramic tile approximately gives a prototype of this furniture product.
Ikea furniture in the interior looks particularly succinctly, if you choose a suitable model for the design of the kitchen space. Pay attention to how a simple white rectangular wooden table organically looks in the spacious kitchen, where the purest and noble shade prevails.
The same model of furniture in the color of wenge is combined with chairs and kitchen elements in tone, which allows the room to find completeness.
An orange accent on chairs, kitchen utensils and interior items will help to diversify the white table - decor (chandelier, lamp, tile on the kitchen apron, shelves). Why is orange? This shade remains in fashion for several decades and gives the room a rich, vital energy. It is easy to turn an old piece of dining furniture into an original and new one thanks to the use of white paint or any other shade for restoration: just repaint the outdated model and get a new, suitable for the created interior of the room.