(Closed) Dining room table

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 4
3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it would be too crowded. I would recommend getting a table that can either extend out or you can add a leaf in for the rare occasions that you do have additional guests over.

Post # 5
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion

I would move your current table so that it’s however many inches from the wall the Carroll would be and try sitting in it for a few days to see if it’s uncomfortable to sit that close (and take into consideration that your guests may be larger than you!) Maybe tape off the space the table would take up to help you imagine it as well. Also, if you’re worried about centering it under a pendant, would it be possible to move the pendant a few inches to move the table to a better space? I’m with yellowshoe on leafed tables, especially if you’re going to do a table cloth. It’s nice to have the option to make it big when you need it, but save room to make the space look bigger when you don’t.

Post # 7
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You’re going to be way too crowded. We have a spot in our dining room where 2 of the chairs are 28″ from the wall. You can’t pass behind a person sitting in chair, which means everyone has to get up from the meal every time someone needs to get something. It’s a total pain. DH and I always make sure we sit there so people won’t be totally inconvenienced. However it drives me bonkers! 

We’re moving to a new place and actually buying a slimmer dining table to make sure we don’t have the same issue in our new house.

Post # 9
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@ladyfingers:  Ahh ok. I thought that was going to be the side with 3 people sitting on it. Then that may not be a problem. 

Trust me I know what you’re going through. We are moving and have decided to buy almost all new furniture for our new home. We went and measured the new house on Saturday and it’s making things so complicated. Some of the things we do want to take don’t seem to be fitting into the places we wanted, making it frustrating, and very expensive! 

Post # 11
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think you’d end up feeling like it is too crowded.  It sounds like it will barely fit will which just make your space feel that much smaller.  Sorry! 🙁

Post # 13
1933 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My only suggestion to make it slightly less crowded would be to go with some type of bench seating (actually like the bench shown in your west elm pic) for the window wall.  That way the bench could be all the way against the wall and have people slide in.  It would still be crowded, but it would give you a little more wiggle room between the walkway though the dining room to kitchen.  Or if you did benches on both sides instead of chairs.  I have a HUGE dining room table in a tiny room, and find that my chairs take up a large part of the room.



Post # 14
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Agree on the chairs taking up most of the space, but actual space and visual space!  We try to squeeze in a bench for the seats against the wall and that way the table doesn’t have to get pulled out as much.  I think it’ll be tight but it seems like your heart is set on it and you’re willing to deal with it.  I say go for it!

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