The upside to hardwood furniture is that, if well maintained, the value tends to increase with age. A dining room chair or table that has been passed down for a few generations, and has been taken care of, is very likely to gain value. Some species of wood (like black walnut) that used to be readily available are now quite expensive due to their rarity. In other cases, it is the craftsmanship, not the wood’s availability, that drives up the price.
No matter the particular species, a new hardwood dining room chair is going to be moderately expensive. Because you’ll need at least four of them, the price is certainly a major consideration when shopping around. Tables are just as expensive, but most only need one of them. The combination of table and chairs makes up the most basic dining room set. Most people will purchase at least these items together for both cohesion and the slightly lower price you get when buying a set, as well.
New home construction, which often indicates current buying trends, reveals that the living room could either disappear or merge with other rooms, according to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders about the 2015 new home. This is hardly surprising given that informal living and dining continues to gain fans, even among home owners residing in existing traditional houses, condominiums, and townhouses.
Consider the number of occupants the table will most often have and select a table that accommodates this number. If you occasionally hold larger group gatherings, opt for a drop-leaf table that you can adjust when necessary. Never purchase a table without verifying that it will clear the doorway of the room it s going to occupy. It’s also crucial to leave a gap of at least 36 inches on all sides so that occupants of the table have room to push their chairs in and out when sitting.
Unfortunately, dining room buffets are becoming less common. Since so much eating is done in different areas of the home (and frequently family members eat at different times), the once near necessity of dining room buffets are not needed in many modern homes.
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