The kitchen table is a central hub of activity in your home. When it comes to buying one or upgrading one, think big.
The kitchen table should take up as much space as you can comfortably fit in your kitchen area and should have more seats available than equal to the number of residents.
This is the most typical use of a kitchen table. But if you are a young couple or family, ensure you have more spots available for any future kids you might have.
If you ever host a Christmas dinner or any other event with your extended family, you will want as much extra seating available as possible. Whilst it is possible to use fold up chairs and tables, older family members will want to sit at the proper table.
The last 10 years has shown a resurgence in board games and card game nights. There are many great party card games that fit 6-10 players. Having a big table in order to cater to so many players makes hosting game night a breeze.
Working from home
If you ever get to work from home with your work laptop but already have a computer in your study and can’t easily set up another, a big kitchen table can come in handy. You can set up your work station here and your family can still eat around it.
Projects and activities
If you are ever doing any arts and crafts and home, you can do it at the table and the family can still eat around it. Just be sure to put down some protective coverings so you don’t get glue or paint on it.
If you have a house party and want to play the popular beer pong drinking game, an 8 person table is an acceptable size for playing this game.